|Traded as||LSE: IMI
|Key people||Roberto Quarta (Chairman)
Mark Selway (CEO)
|Revenue||£2,192 million (2012)|
|Operating income||£373.0 million (2012)|
|Net income||£233.7 million (2012)|
IMI plc (LSE: IMI), formerly Imperial Metal Industries, is a British based engineering company headquartered in Birmingham, England. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
The Company was founded by Scottish entrepreneur George Kynoch who opened a percussion cap factory in Witton, West Midlands in 1862, trading as Kynoch. The business soon diversified, manufacturing goods ranging from soap and bicycle components to non-ferrous metals, but by the early 20th century it had developed particular expertise in metallurgy. After World War I it merged with Nobel Industries. In 1926 the Company acquired Eley Brothers, an ammunition business. The Company, by then known as Nobel Explosives, was one of the four businesses which merged in 1927 to create Imperial Chemical Industries. The Witton site became the head office of ICI Metals. In the 1950s the company's researchers perfected the process for producing titanium on a commercial basis.
The name Imperial Metal Industries Limited (IMI for short) was adopted on the 100th anniversary of the firm in 1962. The Company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1966. Initially ICI retained a majority holding, but in 1978 IMI became fully independent.
In the 1990s the Company disposed of its more basic businesses such as metal smelting and metal founding.
The current Chief Executive is Mark Selway. Selway joined the IMI Board in October 2013 as Chief Executive Designate and became Chief Executive on 1 January 2014. Mark was previously chief executive at Boral Limited, Australia’s leading building materials company between 2010 and 2012. Prior to that he served as chief executive of The Weir Group plc for eight years between 2001 and 2009. Before joining Weir he was a main board director at Britax International plc between 1996 and 2000. For two years between 2009 and 2011 he was a non-executive director of Lend Lease the Australian listed property and construction company. Selway succeeded Martin Lamb. 
The Company now has three business platforms:
- Fluid power: customised motion and fluid controls for manufacturing processes.
- Severe service: control valves for environments such as power plants and oil and gas production facilities.
- Indoor climate: building climate and energy management equipment.
Fluid Power 
Fluid Power companies include:
- Kloehn (Las Vegas, NV)
- KIP (Farmington, CT)
- FAS (Switzerland)
- Buschjost (Germany)
- Herion (Germany)
Severe Service 
Severe Service companies include:
- CCI Valve
- IMI Nuclear
- Truflo Rona
- TH Jansen
Indoor Climate 
Indoor Climate companies include:
- TA Hydronics
- Flow Design
- Preliminary Results 2012
- IMI: At a glance
- http://www.companieslist.co.uk/00714275-imi-plc Company no. 00714275
- IMI History
- Eley: About us