São Paulo, 12 May, 2023. At a star-studded gala event amongst Brazil’s paint-industry greats, IM GROUP (formerly Inkmaker Group) has once again scooped the prestigious “Sistemas Tintométricos Equipamentos Industriais” (Industrial Tinting Equipment Systems) accolade at the “27th Premio Paint & Pintura” awards ceremony, making it the tenth-consecutive win for the group.
Held at Espaço Vila dos Ipês, in São Paulo, the “Oscars” of the Brazilian paint sector as it is fondly known, was presented by master of ceremony, Juliana Franceschi and the CEO of Paint & Pintura, Agnelo De Barros Neto.
54 winners from various categories were awarded by prominent figures from the Brazilian paint industries, among them were Sandro de Oliveira, marketing chief, and Ivonei Vavassori, manager of powder coating of WEG Tintas, of whom presented Fernando Itaziki, Area Sales Manager for Latin America, IM GROUP with the trophy for best Industrial Tinting Equipment Systems in Brazil.
Mr. Sandro de Oliveira, marketing chief, WEG Tintas (left), and Ivonei Vavassori, manager of powder coating of WEG Tintas (right), present best Industrial Tinting Equipment Systems award to Fernando Itaziki, Area Sales Manager for Latin America, IM GROUP (centre).
About IM GROUP
Formed in Italy in 2021, IM GROUP (formerly Inkmaker Group) is the holding brand of: Inkmaker, Vale-tech, Rexson, Swesa, Teko, Tecnopails and IEC+. With its combined strength the group offers total process-engineering solutions within the industries of paint, coatings, ink, speciality-chemicals, adhesives, corrugated packaging, pharma, food, cosmetic, textiles and more. IM GROUP, with its brands, operates with its own staff and offices in over 15 countries over 5 continents.
Inkmaker, is the founding member of IM GROUP. It was formed in Italy in 1987 and is a global manufacturer of integrated dispensing systems that improve efficiency by automating the process of ink, paint and chemical dispensing and mixing. Inkmaker’s proprietary software and systems, manufactured in three continents, guarantee highly accurate colours consistently, precisely and instantly.
About Rexson Systems
Established in 1984, Rexson is a privately-owned British brand of automated dispensers that are widely used in the paint and coatings and liquid ink industry, as well as the industries of cosmetics, food, oils, pharmaceuticals and speciality chemicals. Materials can be liquid, gels or paste, hazardous, caustic, flammable or have thixotropic rheology. Its headquarters are in Kettering, Northamptonshire in England and it has a global network of regional and international clients and support partners.
Established in 1985 Vale-Tech, previously a subsidiary of Rexson, is a British brand of ink dispensing systems for the worldwide printing industry. Vale-Tech employs a team of engineers dedicated to the design and build of innovative products incorporating the latest technology focused on narrow web and paste-ink dispensing systems. Its headquarters are in Newmarket, Suffolk in England and it has a global network of regional and international clients and support partners.
Formed in Germany in 1994, Swesa, is a privately owned and independent German manufacturer specialised in customised automated dosing-systems for the food packaging, office furniture, tissues and heavy-duty corrugated packaging industries. Swesa machines are customisable and explosion risk (ATEX) certified. Its headquarters are in Eltville am Rhein, Germany and it has a global network of regional and international clients and support partners.
Established as LAVELLI e C in 1974, Tecnopails, is a privately owned and independent Italian manufacturer of customised modular automated filling, sealing, labelling and palletising machinery—for pails, buckets and cans—that is widely used in the ink, paint and coatings industry, as well as the industries of food and speciality chemicals. Tecnopails’ machines are explosion risk (ATEX) certified. Its headquarters are in Piacenza in Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy and it has a global network of regional and international clients and support partners.
Established in 2013, IEC+ joined IM GROUP in 2021. It is a mechanical engineering company, specialised in the design and manufacturing of dispersing, grinding and mixing equipment as well as complete engineering studies and turnkey solutions. Its headquarters are located in Travesetolo, in Parma, Northern Italy with a global network of regional and international clients and support partners.