SHANGHAI — Inkmaker Shanghai, the manufacturer of integrated dispensing systems in China for IM GROUP, has partnered with Fast & Fluid Management Asia (FFM Asia), becoming its new certified channel partner for China. The union will see FFM Asia’s POS (point of sales) tinting solutions business collaborate with Inkmaker’s expertise in the coating, paint and ink industries. The partnership will benefit both parties as they strengthen their foothold in the Chinese market.

“The expertise of Inkmaker in the paint and coating industry made them an obvious choice for us to further boost our share in the critical China market. Their strong background in the in-plant tinting system and our strong relationship with their teams in Malaysia and Indonesia made the decision easier,” said Balu Kuppuswamy, General Manager, FFM Asia. 

A long-term partner of Inkmaker, FFM Asia has for 30 years built a name for itself as a reliable and innovative leader offering a complete range of paint dispensers, mixers, shakers and software suitable for a wide range of applications. 

Lau Kar Seng, GM of Inkmaker Shanghai and board member of IM GROUP, commented, “Fast & Fluid Management Asia is an elite addition to the global brands that we are already associated with. We are confident of building on this association and further strengthening it in the years to come. The ability to customize every single solution to match the specific requirements of our clients remains our biggest USP.” 

Founding member of IM GROUP, Inkmaker, reports that it is the only European dispensing-system manufacturer to have an assembly plant in China. This in turn has contributed significantly to its building a prominent network throughout greater China. In 2004 Inkmaker Srl (Italy) and Inkmaker Asia Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) formed Inkmaker Shanghai Ltd Co. The company has since grown to become a recognized and trusted manufacturer of integrated and automated dispensing and mixing systems and the preferred partner of many of the largest industry names in their respective sectors across China.

As FFM Asia’s new certified channel partner for China, Inkmaker Shanghai will focus on the sale of the following products: 

  • X-SMART PRO – An entry-level automatic sequential paint dispenser with high productivity and accurate results, it requires no assembly and comes with up to 16 canisters in 2.25 l.
  • X-PROTINT –  This high-performance automatic sequential paint dispenser comes with 16 canisters and is bi-directional, solvent-based and water-based; it is built with future-proof technology for VOC-free colorants across Asian markets.  
  • Harbil Series and AT8000 for In-plant and Specialty Applications — Harbil is built on ZeroPurge™ piston pump and AutoDrive™ technology to ensure future-proof efficiency and reliability for business operation. Built on DVX® pump technology, AT8000 is designed for high-volume paint departments that need the fastest, most reliable, and highest capacity tinting solution.
  • Mixers and Shakers — The SK300 shaker is the entry model in the shaker range of Fast & Fluid. With its capacity of 35 kg, it is suitable for all POS with a low- to medium-volume paint turnover. The heavy-duty paint shaker SK550 1.1 incorporates high-quality components. GX300 and GA480 mixers are entry-level and high-end automatic mixers with high-performance and intelligent features.

For more information contact Lau Kar Seng, GM of Inkmaker Shanghai and board member of IM GROUP at 86.158.0057.9380 or

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