IM Group JV in China

Inkmaker Shanghai, the Chinese subsidiary of the recently rebranded IM Group, have formed a joint-venture company in China called Inkmaker Intelligent Systems (Shanghai) Ltd. Co with Zhuhai Longtec Corp. Ltd.

The new JV partnership is aimed specifically at the paint and coating, ink and chemical manufacturing industry in China and will focus on formulation related applications; dispensing, dosing, Manufacturing Execution System, weighing, tinting and filling.

“Inkmaker Shanghai will continue, as before, retaining its existing customers directly and agent network in various market segments of China, yet in addition, this JV offers both companies a turbo boost,” explained Lau Kar Seng, GM of Inkmaker Shanghai. “Our objective for forming a JV company was to significantly increase our market reach and presence by getting closer to China-based cusotmers and to offer a combined strength.”

“Inkmaker is the only European dispensing-system manufacturer to have an assembly plant in China,” said He Xiao Dong, Owner, Longtec. “This has gained them significant inroads into the Chinese market, where they are now recognised as a trusted leader, within their industries. Their reputation and quality, backed by their products and renowned software, precedes them, and for us it is an honour to JV with them.”

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