IMI plc, a holding company, provides solutions and services for a range of industrial and retail customers. The company operates in three main business areas that include fluid controls, retail dispense and building products. Fluid Controls The company’s Fluid controls segment engages in the Severe Service, Fluid Power, and Indoor Climate business. Severe Service: The company, through Controlling critical processes (CCI), engages in the severe service valves business. CCI’s valves helps companies operate in the power, petrochemical, oil and gas, and pulp and paper facilities to minimize risk in the handling of corrosive liquids being used at high temperatures, pressures, and velocities. Fluid Power: The company’s Fluid Power business, Norgren, provides a range of sophisticated pneumatic and fluid control solutions. These solutions enable machine builders to optimize the design of their picking, placing, and positioning functions; and provide facility operators with clean, compressed air to power those machines. Fluid Power provides essential pneumatic systems for original equipment manufacturers in markets, such as commercial vehicles, medical, printing and packaging and in-plant automotive. Its major customers include Volvo, General Motors, Heidelberg and Krones. In July the acquisition of Fluid Automation Systems (FAS), a technology Swiss company specializing in miniature solenoid valve solutions. FAS’s specialized applications include respiration and in-vitro diagnostics. The acquisition of Syron, a U.S.-based specialist, in February 2005 increased its ability to provide end-of-arm tooling solutions to automotive manufacturers. Indoor Climate: Indoor Climate services building and facility operators aiding energy conservation and cost control. Its indoor climate business designs and delivers products and services that is essential to the provision of problem-free, energy efficient and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Its core brands are TA and Heimeier. Retail Dispense The Retail Dispense segment engages in the Beverage Dispense and Merchandising Systems business. Beverage Dispense: Beverage Dispense designs and manufactures still and carbonated beverage dispense systems to help multinational businesses sell in draught form their branded alcoholic and soft drinks. IMI’s beverage dispense business operates through, Cornelius, which creates products and services for the beverage brand owners, retailers, and restaurants. Merchandising Systems: Merchandising Systems designs and supplies point of purchase displays. The company’s businesses, Cannon, Display Technologies, DCI Marketing, and Artform, allow the supply chain businesses to enable consumers to action at the point of purchase. Building Products Building Products, comprises the Polypipe operations, which provide plastic pipes and building service products for the construction and building industry.
imi plc (IMI:London Stock Exchange)
Birmingham Business Park
Birmingham, B37 7XZ
Phone: 44 12 1717 3700
Fax: 44 12 1717 3701www.imiplc.com
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