In 2018, Rizzo, one of four directors of KRCV Srl, concluded a Management Buyout of 100% of the shares of Inkmaker Srl.
Rizzo joined Inkmaker Srl in 1997 as an engineer and progressed through various roles such as Customer Service; Area Sales Manager; Director of Sales and Business Development; and General Manager; before transitioning into CEO EMEA/Americas.
He is a graduate of the Istituto Tecnico Perito Aziendale Corrispondente Lingue Esteri di Mondovi CN (Italy).
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In 2018, Guerra, one of four directors of KRCV Srl, concluded a Management Buyout of 100% of the shares of Inkmaker Srl.
Guerra joined Inkmaker Srl in 1996 as Production Manager and progressed through various roles such as Technical Manager, Inkmaker Asia Pacific sdn bhd; Manging Director, Inkmaker Asia Pacific sdn bhd, Manging Director, Teko Tinting and Engineering sdn bhd; before transitioning into CEO Asia Pacific.
He is a graduate of the ITIS G.B Pininfarina; Politecnico di Torino (Italy); and holds and MBA from the Charles Sturt University (Australia).
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In 2018, Cigna, one of four directors of KRCV Srl, concluded a Management Buyout of 100% of the shares of Inkmaker Srl.
Cigna, is the daughter of Giuliano Cigna (one of the three founding member of Inkmaker srl.). She joined Inkmaker Srl in 1997 in the Accounts department and progressed through various roles in both accounting and Human Resources; before transitioning into Global HR Director and President of IM GROUP.
She is a graduate of the Politecnico di Torino (Italy).
Board of Directors
In 2018, Kar Seng, one of four directors of KRCV Srl, concluded a Management Buyout of 100% of the shares of Inkmaker Srl.
Kar Seng, joined Inkmaker Srl in 2006 as a Service Manager and progressed to General Manager, Inkmaker Shanghai before transitioning into a member of the Board, Inkmaker srl.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, BE, Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from the Multimedia University (Malaysia).
About IM GROUP
Inkmaker srl—founder of the holding brand IM GROUP—was established in 1987 by Giuliano Cigna, Carlo Musso and Luciano Longobardi in Turin, Italy to manufacture high precision dispensing stations for ink and paint products.
During 30 years of activity, Inkmaker srl strengthened its presence in the international arena; creating several branches in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
In mid 2018, Inkmaker srl, was bought over by KRCV Srl (wholly owned by the top managers of IM GROUP; Christophe Rizzo, (GM Italy); Valentina Cigna (President Italy); Roberto Guerra (MD Asia); and Kar Seng (GM Greater China).
In October 2019, Inkmaker srl formed the Inkmaker Group brand after acquiring the businesses of Rexson Systems Limited and Vale-Tech Limited, United Kingdom. In January 2020, Inkmaker srl acquired the business of Tecnopails S.n.c, Italy. In September 2020 Inkmaker srl acquired the business of SWESA Dosiersysteme GmbH, Germany and in the same year Teko Tinting and Engineering joined the group.
On 22 April 2021, Inkmaker Group officially rebranded to become IM GROUP and in October 2021 it announced that IEC+ srl, the mechanical engineering specialist —renowned for the design and manufacture of dispersing, grinding and mixing equipment—had joined its group. The move was a significant boost to IM GROUP’s portfolio and saw IEC+ become a central catalyst to spearhead each of the group’s other brands into IM GROUP’s next stage of ‘Advanced’ engineering solutions”.
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