Integrated Microelectronics (IMI) was first established in Bulgaria in 1993 as EPIQ. It started its activities in the fields of electronic assembly, module assembly, development and manufacture of plastic injection moulds and factory automation equipment. In July 2011, the Belgian EPIQ group sold EPIQ Electronic Assembly EOOD to Integrated Microelectronics Inc (IMI), a Philippines-based company.
IMI subcontracts for well-known names in the automotive sector, including Valeo, Denso, Brose and EF. The company produces components for famous brands in consumer electronics like Tefal, Rowenta, De Longi. IMI manufactures more than 230 types of products and exports them mostly to the European markets.
IMI Bulgaria is located in Botevgrad, 60 km away from the capital Sofia. Its main activity includes PCB assembly and testing, system product integration, tooling and plastic injection. The Bulgarian operations are among the leading international suppliers to the automotive, consumer electronics and industrial appliance markets.
The main factors that led to EPIQ’s decision to invest in Bulgaria include the country’s political stability, availability of high engineering skills, and labor cost. IMI Bulgaria also plays a key role within the IMI group in the automotive sector as the best-in-class automotive site, and as the main entity for the Europe geographical area.
LATEST issue 4/2023