On March 1st 2012, IMF has celebrated its 40 years anniversary. The Company has been founded by the President Gabriele Galante in 1972 and today is known all over the world for its high technological level and reputation in the most important foundry groups. Nowadays IMF, thanks to the joining of 2 important brands as FOUNDRY AUTOMATION in the coremaking field and CARLO BANFI in the shotlasting area, has greatly expanded its manufacturing programme. With nearly 450 direct employees, 4 production units in Italy, China, Brasil and Czech Republic, 3 Representative offices in key-markets as Russia, India and USA, IMF GROUP has become 'global partner' for all foundries. During 2012 IMF GROUP will organize some significant events in its Headquarters in Luino to celebrate this important milestone for the company hystory.