The name “IMC Group” evolved from the abbreviations of the early International Medicine Company (Hong Kong, 1955) and the International Maritime Carriers Ltd. (Hong Kong, 1966), which were the two main businesses of the Tsao family at that time. These businesses gradually expanded and diversified into the IMC Group of today. In recent times, the Group was restructured into the IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group, with business interests spanning Marine, Investments, Lifestyle/Real Estates and Living Management.
The Group’s diamond-shaped logo has been associated with the Group since the early days of International Maritime Carriers Ltd., where it was used as a nautical flag logo. The four points of the diamond represent the four basic human needs — food, shelter, clothing and transportation.