CIM was founded in 1985 and since then has been constantly growing and expanding its activities around the world

Since the 90’s CIM has regularly come up with innovative products providing simple, intelligent and extremely flexible solutions in line with the changing requirements of the the plastic card and metal plate personalization markets.

Today CIM is a dynamic and well-organized company with commercial offices in Italy, North–America and Asia.


The 1980's
CIM starts designing and producing its first electronic card personalization machines.

Since the 90’s CIM has regularly come up with innovative products providing simple, intelligent and extremely flexible solutions in line with the changing requirements of the the card and metal plate personalization markets.

CIM starts a partnership with Privilege France, who later became Eltron, later acquired by Zebra, focusing on the innovative thermal transfer card printer / dye sublimation compact and suitable for instant cards issuance.

CIM move its plant in Lippo di Calderara, a few kilometers from Bologna.

CIM develops and manufactures over 500 units of a special equipment for the personalization of credit card embossing in self-service mode for the Japanese market.
CIM launches INSERTER 1500, the first device for the card module application, designed for card mailing.

Opening of the new commercial offices in Miami Florida. CIM Usa, immediately successful, is still completely dedicated to the American market.
The ME Series, designed for the metal plates personalization, is completely updated: brand new design, performance and reliability are increased for the whole range of products.

In 2004, CIM Italy introduced TL 1000 which was chosen by the Italian Ministry of Interior to personalize their own ID cards.

CIM has been chosen from the automobile market. Brand leaders in this market relay in CIM for supplying metal tags for car components identification (CIM today is cooperating with Nissan, Daewoo, Fiat etc.)
CIM increase his penetration into the banking and finance world, providing solution for credit and debit cards personalisation.
CIM printers has been chosen for Italian driving licences personalisation.

CIM, Publicenter and MM-One present at the Promotion Expo-B2B area the E-Card solution, the integration solution for the relational marketing.
Thanks to the NEW Smart options, the professional PRO SERIES systems align themselves with the increasing requirements for personalization of smart cards contact and contactless.
SUNLIGHT K3 has been introduced with great success. The new printer is ideal for all application.

CIM launch his new Metal Embosser 2D Data Matrix Series, an extremely innovative solution for Industrial Marking Application requiring automatic Data Collection.
CIM establishes a New Company in Shanghai.
CIM strengthens his presence in the Financial Market introducing the ideal solution for Banks and Credit Institutions related to Instant Issuance.

CIM introduces a new complete solution on the market that will make EMV migration easier!

CIM launch Combi 500 a great and unique all-in-one solution for card personalization. It can be used both for INSTANT ISSUANCE and for MEDIUM SIZE CENTRAL ISSUANCE of cards.

CIM PREMIUM SERIES introduces a new line of machines designed and built for centralized cards issuance, ideal for high volume productions.
Two new models for The MAXIMA Series: the MAXIMA 120 with a desktop solution, ideal for medium volume production and Maxima EP designed for passports personalization.
CAM 8080 strike the market: an innovative and powerful machine that, together with the MAILER, places the card on the carrier, folds and envelopes.

CIM launches Sunlight Lux, a new solution for card printing and encoding, designed to give high print quality and precision in the encoding.
A brand new version of MF6000 is out. It encodes both contact and contactless smart cards.