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Inauguration of IMF Brazil

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On 8th January 2009 the new production unit in Brazil at Piracicaba, State of São Paulo was officially inaugurated.

This Brazilian production unit adds to the units in France, Czech Republic and China, and is in line with the strategy of IMF to be “local” in all countries where foundries are busy and developing.

Ribbon cutting ceremony : (from the left ):
The General Consul of Italy - Mr. Marco Marsili
The Major of Piracicaba - Mr. Barjas Negri
The Partner of IMF Brazil - Mr. Sergio Pedroso
The President of IMF - Mr. Gabriele Galante
The President of the Brazilian Foundry Association - Mr. Devanir Brichesi

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<link file:7194> Official inauguration in the workshop

IMF has been present in Brazil for over 30 years and it is therefore well known by the customers who have really appreciated IMF’s decision to produce the machines in their country. They have responded with a very significant increase in orders that, six months before the official inauguration of the factory, reached 400% with regards to the previous year.

After a short account of the presence of IMF in Brazil given by the partners Pedroso, Marchiori and Poggi, the President Mr.Galante, explained to his colleagues and the authorities, the principles guiding the strategies of the group. Quality of production, respect for the environment, opportunities for the employees, these are the elements of the success together with the respect of local traditions.

The speech has been appreciated by the speakers that followed, the General Consul of Italy - Marco Marsili, the Mayor of Piracicaba - Barjas Negri, the President of the Brazilian Foundry Association - Devanir Brichesi.

<link file:7195> IMF Brasil facility - 2500 sq.m. production unit -
51 employees

<link file:7196> Mr. Galante’s introduction at the authorities

The new IMF factory has a production area of 2500 sq.m. that unfortunately has already proved to be insufficient.

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