About IMI

IMI In Brief

  • IMI is an international trading and logistics provider established in the United States in 1987
  • Focused on serving the global needs of customers in cement, construction and steel markets by delivering cementitious and fuels products efficiently and to customer specifications
  • 70+ employees based across 8 global offices, trading operations in over 60 countries
  • One of the leading independent bulk raw material trading companies in the world
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+26M MT

TOTAL VOLUME
Shipments

+800

SHIPMENTS
Turnover

+ $1.25 BILLION

Turnover
Global

+70

GLOBAL EMPLOYEES

Our services

GLOBAL BULK RAW MATERIALS TRADING

IMI is one of the leading privately-owned, independent, bulk raw materials trading firms in the world today. With more than 30 years of history, IMI has established a reputation for exceptional service and high quality product offerings. Our experienced and diversified trading department is dedicated to professional, personal service and is committed to delivering products on time to suit the technical / material requirements of our customers.

SOURCING

IMI holds multi-year contracts and marketing rights with suppliers for many products including natural gypsum from Spain and Mexico, bauxite from Australia, cement and clinker from Europe, Latin America and Asia, and iron ore-related products from Trinidad, Venezuela, and Mexico.

CHARTERING

Through our in-house Chartering and Traffic operations departments, IMI has a first class reputation as a reliable expert in ocean vessel chartering, import/export operations, ship loading and discharge operations, and logistics planning and management for the cement, wallboard and steel making industries.

Logistics

IMI manages 20+ global stock-and-sell centers for coal, gypsum, bauxite, slag, iron and clinker. IMI negotiates and manages port leases and offsite stockpiles to support door-to-door deliveries. IMI manages numerous stevedoring operations to ensure safe and fast cargo handling.

Marketing

In addition to its normal trading activities, IMI has secured exclusive marketing rights for Gypsum South Spain & Oman (Saint Gobain), and Gypsum Mexico (COMSA Group and Rio Tinto).

SERVICE AND SUPPORT

IMI’s technical and trade support capabilities are unmatched in the industry and the “high touch” approach ensures accurate, on-time delivery of product.

IMI has the ability to provide custom financing solutions to suppliers and customers.

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IMI HAS A PROVEN HISTORY OF INNOVATION AND NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1996

IMI holds multi-year contracts and marketing rights with suppliers for many products including natural gypsum from Spain and Mexico, bauxite from Australia, cement and clinker from Europe, Latin America and Asia, and iron ore-related products from Trinidad, Venezuela, and Mexico.

1999

Expanded delivery options to customers to include stock-and-sell and “door-to-door” logistics solutions

2004

Opened the Anchor Cement brand cement terminal in Montego Bay to import bulk and bagged cement to the Jamaican market

2005

Joint venture with Diproinduca to export iron fines from Trinidad, Venezuela, North America, Peru and the Middle East

2012

Opened offices in Madrid and Bogota to better support customer needs in EMEA and South America

2013

Formation of IMI Fuels business to provide expanded product line offerings to our customers

2014

Joint venture with Millinton Coal International to source and stock coal from Colombia and Venezuela

2016

Opened new offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Dubai to support the growing, global needs of our customers in the region

2018

IMI revenues/turnover crossed the $1B threshold for the first time

2019

Relocated its offices in Singapore, Madrid, Dubai and its headquarters in the U.S. to accommodate new and future growth

2020

Opened new legal entities in Turkey, Brazil, and Colombia. Expanded product line to include pyrophyllite, manganese ore, met coke

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