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IMI expands to Europe as modernization of distribution centres drives growth

With the continued global shift towards e-commerce and crippling shortages of qualified workers, operators in the supply chain are investing heavily in technology and automation.

IMI has seen record demand for its agnostic services platform throughout this unprecedented period and has made the move to expand beyond North America.

IMI is pleased to announce its expansion into the European market and to inform the public that they are officially open for business.

Diana Cuttell, IMI founder, says: “Turning IMI into a global resource company has been a dream of mine since founding this company.

“I could not be happier about this announcement, and I am thrilled with our organization’s progress to date. European expansion is something we have worked hard to achieve, and I look forward to the new opportunities that lay ahead.”

At the helm of this new venture is managing director Rui Teixeira. With extensive experience deploying major supply chain projects around the world, Rui is the perfect addition to spearhead this initiative.

Rudi Asseer, IMI president and CEO, says: “Rui has over 20 years of experience within the construction industry including the logistics field and has served industry leaders such as Amazon, deploying fulfillment centres across the EU, Brazil, and North America.

“His international experience and deep knowledge of the EU market and legislations, along with established partnerships will ensure that IMI enters the EU market without constraints.

“We aim to be a technological reference partner for all supply chain OEMs, end-users, and developers; delivering quality service to our customers.”

The plan is to expand IMI’s existing value proposition by providing a completely agnostic and innovative platform that has led to significant growth to date.

IMI EU will focus on deploying various automation technologies for their partners, including:

  • Pre-sales to post-installation support
  • Project management and execution of deliverables
  • Client and end-user management
  • Resident maintenance and lifetime service support

In addition to this geographic expansion, IMI continues to expand beyond its core mechanical installation offering to provide value- added services that appeal to both technology OEMs and end-users.

As such, the organization continues to expand their leadership team to facilitate growth and maintain its reputation for quality.

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