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Welcome to the IMP!

The IMP group of companies was founded in 1987. The core philosophy of applying innovation to meet the needs of customers has resulted in steady growth of the company. Today the IMP group of companies employees more than 160 people with its head office in Boksburg (Gauteng) and branches in Western Cape, KZN, Northwest Province, Free State, Northern Province, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga. IMP today has operations in South Africa, Australia, Canada, USA and Brazil.

As with any high-technology venture, the company’s strength resides in the creativity and dedication of its people. IMP employees an impressive complement of qualified engineers, technologists, technicians and other technical staff with considerable formal training and experience.

There are three main operating divisions:


IMP SCIENTIFIC supplies instruments, equipment and consumables for use in

  • Biological laboratories
  • Industrial laboratories
  • Analytical laboratories
  • General laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical laboratories
  • Construction, Civil, Pave and Roads laboratories
  • Coal laboratories
  • Vibration and environmental testing equipment

 The company is the sole agent for industry-leading brands.

IMP AUTOMATION is a world leading automation integrator for sampling systems, laboratory sample preparation systems and automated laboratories in the mining, minerals and metal industries.  We provide solutions from Aluminium to Zinc, from Sampling to Analysis.


As milestones along the path towards global leadership, IMP Automation has supplied:

  • The largest laboratory automation project in the world to Anglo Platinum in South Africa (the facility is the size of a football pitch and uses 14 robots)
  • The largest robotic sample preparation and wet chemistry system in the world for FMI (previously Phelps Dodge) in the USA
  • The largest fully automated iron ore laboratory in the world for BHP BIO in Western Australia
  • The largest fully automated robotic port laboratory in the world for Rio in Western Australia

IMP CALIBRATION SERVICES provides service and backup for products supplied by the automation and scientific divisions.