IHIMER was incorporated in 2002 through a joint venture agreement between IHI Construction Machinery Limited, a subsidiary of the Japanese giant IHI Corporation, and the Italian IMER Group, leading European manufacturer of concrete plants and construction machinery, following a period of business and industrial co‐operation dating back to 1989.
Inspired by the principle of "contributing to the development of society through technology" the IHI Corporation was founded more than 150 years ago in 1853. It is a leading company at international level in a vast range of sectors, including energy, space exploration, jet engines, environmental and civil protection, materials handling equipment, construction of steel bridges and other structures, construction machinery, industrial machinery, semi‐conductors, equipment for LCD screens, shipbuilding and port equipment.
The IHIMER plant in San Gimignano in the province of Siena has a workforce of 63 employees and covers a surface area of more than 36,000 sq. m. The company's ongoing search for innovative solutions combined with its in‐house design activities allow it to offer cutting‐edge machinery perfectly tailored to the requirements of the market. IHIMER's production capacity can satisfy all specific needs, thanks to the firm's ability to supply customizations and modifications on the basis of customer specifications. This is the outcome of massive expenditure in R&D (which has made it possible to maximise the quality levels and innovative content of IHIMER machines), the commitment to achieve the highest levels of efficiency while keeping tight control over costs, and the attention focused on creating a widespread European distribution network. IHIMER products are marketed through a network of more than 100 distributors and dealers, providing uniform coverage across all the main European countries. A worldwide distribution network is already in place for skid‐steer loaders, access platforms and mini dumpers.