Since the beginning of 2021, we have seen an increase in demand for our data-driven mining technology, especially for IMACON slurry analyzers and IMA FCA (Fast Conveyor Analyzer) for belt applications and IMA BOSS – Bulk Ore Sorting System for ore pre-concentration. We have seen an increased demand from all regions of the world. The Autosampler, another IMA product has been delivered and used in North- and South America, North Europe, South Africa, and Turkey this year. The applications where this innovative product is used range from metal mines, and industrial mineral mines to gold mines.

Furthermore, The IMA Autosampler drill cuttings sampling, splitting, and bagging device has found a new application in underground mining drills.

In Bulk Ore Sorting, where the IMA BOSS has been installed it helped reduces energy consumption and related CO2 emissions per ton of metal in the ore and concentrate. Moreover, the recovery of ore from waste rock by sorting is done without increasing mining tonnage and related energy consumption. This means more metal per ton in mining and up to 20% less energy consumption and CO2 emissions in mining and processing.


This year we only participated in online events due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We participated in the Finnish Online Mining Delegation to Peru which was organized by Mining Finland with the support of Business Finland and in collaboration with the Peruvian company Linkminers. Later this year we also participated in the 17th International Conference on Mineral Processing and Geometallurgy, Procemin-Geomet 2021, and presented a keynote on the following topic: Economics of pre-concentration in mining: Bulk Ore Sorting in a copper mine.

Finally, we moved into a new office this year. Starting July 1st, 2021, our new address is Sinikalliontie 3 B, 02630, Espoo.

You can read more about our accomplishments and everything we announced this year in our new section.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our employees, customers, partners, and friends who supported IMA Engineering this year. Looking forward to a great 2022.