IMP group is a global leader in laboratory automation for the minerals industry, with applications from Sampling to Analysis, and reference sites in almost every industry from Aluminium to Zinc. This status is maintained through ongoing investment in research and development, training and a quest for client service excellence.
IMP's origins date back to 1987 when the group of companies was established in South Africa. Since inception our passion has been to provide innovative solutions to the needs of our customers. This has resulted in the company building a wealth of experience and expertise, as well as a portfolio of patents on technology developed as part of this process. The Group today has operations in South Africa, Australia, the USA, and Brazil, with more than 140 employees globally. The majority of the staff complement is dedicated to the design, supply, installation, commissioning, operation, service and maintenance of automated laboratory facilities. This core skill-pool within the company includes a team of chemists, metallurgists, engineers, and highly skilled technicians.
IMP has a strong strategic alliance with our major OEM supplier, Herzog Maschinenfabrik of Germany. Herzog employs more than 160 employees in Germany , Japan and the USA . Herzog has for more than 40 years supplied sample preparation equipment to the Steel, Cement, and Mining industries. Since 1994 IMP has collaborated with Herzog to deliver more than 75 automated robotic laboratory solutions, initially in southern Africa and more recently in the USA , Australia and Europe .
As milestones along the path towards global leadership, IMP has supplied:
The largest laboratory automation project in the world to Anglo Platinum in South Africa (the facility is the size of a football pitch and uses 14 robots)
The largest robotic sample preparation and wet chemistry system in the world for FMI (previously Phelps Dodge) in the USA
The largest fully automated iron ore laboratory in the world for BHP BIO in Western Australia
We work in close cooperation with all major manufacturers of analytical equipment and system components for logistical interfacing. This ensures that systems are customised to optimally meet the specific needs and preferences of each customer. If you are looking for an automation partner, please contact us. – less–ZoomInfo