Following the approval of the competition authorities, FLSmidth announced in May 2019 that it had acquired the IMP Automation Group, which included the Mining and Minerals Automation division in South Africa. The IMP Scientific and Precision and associated services companies did not form part of the acquisition.
IMP Scientific and Precision has been providing solutions for the analytical, biological, industrial, metallographic, pharmaceutical, mining and construction industries since 1987. The products that the company markets includes analytical equipment, electron optics, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, sample preparation, surface and dimensional analysis, material testing equipment, pharmaceutical equipment, NDT testing, biomedical research and material testing, industrial and metallographic laboratory equipment, coal analytical equipment, general and biological laboratory equipment, vibration and environmental testing equipment amongst others.
Name change to SPS
It has now been announced that with effect from 15 May 2020 the group of companies have rebranded from IMP to SPS and the company name IMP Scientific & Precision (Pty) Ltd has changed to Scientific & Precision Solutions (Pty) Ltd (SPS).
The company statement said this change of company name is in line with the acquisition agreement between FLSmidth and IMP Holding Company on 31 May 2019, whereby FLSmidth purchased the Mining and Minerals Automation division of the Group, including the brand IMP.
“SPS will continue to provide the same range of equipment as before and we will continue to service and warrant all products previously provided by us. The same service and support teams will continue to support you as per usual. Contact details will remain the same until further notice,” continued the statement.
“Other data, such as our Company Registration Number, VAT ID, business address, telephone and bank details remain unchanged. This change of the company name does not affect the contracts and commitments between you and our company prior to the abovementioned date. Contracts and commitments signed in the past remain valid.”
“From the above-mentioned date, any new business correspondence, purchase orders, invoices, delivery notes, new contracts and changes to existing contracts between you and us must be done using the new company name. Following this change, please update your accounting systems, and please use only the new name in any official communication with our company.”
“The SPS group of companies will continue to operate from their head office in Boksburg, Gauteng supporting the whole of South Africa as well as its current agency agreements within Africa.”