Providing value-added solutions to the global cement, steel, wallboard and energy industries for over 35 years.
Since 1987, the worldwide cement, wallboard, and steel industries have come to depend on IMI to deliver unparalleled expertise to meet their raw material needs. Our commitment to service excellence has allowed us to build a large portfolio of reliable, first-class suppliers, ship operators, and customers.
Today, IMI sources or ships to over 60 countries around the globe. Along with our partners and affiliates, we deliver over 30 million tons of bulk materials annually, providing creative and economical real-time solutions to any logistical challenge our customers may face. Our products include natural gypsum, bauxite, iron ore and iron fines, cement, clinker, coal, petcoke, and slag.
IMI is one of the leading privately-owned, independent, bulk raw materials trading firms in the world today. With more than 35 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.Read more
IMI holds multi-year contracts and marketing rights with suppliers for many products including natural gypsum from Oman, Spain and Mexico; bauxite from Australia and Turkey; cement and clinker from Europe, Latin America and Asia; iron ore-related products from Trinidad, USA, Egypt, Persian Gulf and South America; and solid fuels (coal, petcoke, anthracite) from South America, USA, South Africa and Asia.Read more
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.Read more
IMI manages +50 global stock-and-sell centers for coal, gypsum, bauxite, slag, iron ore products 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.Read more
In addition to its normal trading activities, IMI has secured exclusive marketing rights for Gypsum in South Spain from Saint-Gobain and Gypsum in Mexico from COMSA.Read more
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.Read more
Competitive prices through strong supplier relationships, volume discounts, cross sales (cementitious vs. fuels swaps) and combined back haul shipments managed by an integrated shipping department
Solutions mindset by providing unbiased technical advice and beginning-to-end logistics services
Strong financial performance with a stable balance sheet and access to capital that allows us to grow with our customers
Lowest total cost of ownership through optimization of logistics costs and sourcing strategies