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Industry Industrial Printers – marking, coding and traceability
Founded 2007
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland, C.H.
Area served
Key people
Vincent Vanderpoel
Number of employees
Approx. 3,000 (2015)
Parent Dover Corporation

Markem-Imaje is a global manufacturer and distributor of specialized traceability, variable data and product identification equipment, for customers in the packaging industry. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Markem-Imaje is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois-based Dover Corporation.


Markem-Imaje was formed in 2007 from the merger of New-Hampshire-based Markem Corporation and the French company Imaje S.A., companies within Dover Corporation’s Dover Engineered Systems.[1] Started in 1911 in Keene, New Hampshire, Markem Corporation established itself as a designer and distributor of hardware, software and services for product identification. The company was named one of New Hampshire’s Best Companies to Work For each year between 2003 and 2005.[2] Markem Corporation was acquired by Dover Corporation in 2006.

Founded in 1982 by industrialist Jean-Claude Millet, Imaje S.A. developed continuous inkjet technology, a printing method in which the printer makes no physical contact with the item being marked. Imaje S.A. was acquired by Dover Corporation in 1995.[3] The combined Markem-Imaje claims to be the world’s largest provider of product identification solutions.[4]


  1. ^ "Markem, Imaje merge to form largest product identification specialist". Process Online News. Retrieved 27 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Business NH Magazine (December 2003). "New Hampshire’s Best Companies To Work For". Business NH Magazine: 36–38. 
  3. ^ "NH’s Ten Best Companies; Ethics and Business". New Hampshire Public Television. 11 January 2006. 
  4. ^ Banham, Russ (2005). Dover Corporation: 50 Years of Entrepreneurship. Fenwick Publishing Group. 

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