Company: IMA S.P.A.
Address: Via Emilia 428-4412, 40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia, Italy
Contact: Dario Rea (Tel: +39 051 6514685, ReaD(at)ima.it)
Established in 1961, IMA is world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea, coffee and food.
Its position of leadership is the result of significant investments in R&D, regular and constructive dialogue with the end-users in its sectors and the Group's ability to expand internationally, conquering new markets. Its history features a constant growth that has enabled the Group to close the year 2013 with a consolidated turnover of 760.9 million Euros, 92% of which destined for export.
The Group, whose Chairman is Alberto Vacchi, has more than 3,700 employees, more than 1,500 of whom overseas, and is present in about 80 countries, supported by a sales network made up of 27 branches (Italy, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Poland, Israel, Russia, the United States, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Brazil), representative offices in central-eastern Europe and more than 50 agencies. The Group has 24 production plants in Italy, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, India and China.
IMA acquired in 2013 the majority stake in the ILAPAK Group, which makes primary packaging machines for the food sector using flexible material (horizontal and vertical flowpacks). In March 2014 IMA's investment in the ILAPAK Group has risen to 81%.
IMA S.p.A. has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1995 and in 2001 joined the STAR segment.
IMA has filed about 1,200 patents worldwide; over 400 designers are committed to product innovation.
IMA has launched many new machine models over the last years.
The Group’s organisational structure features two main brands: IMA INDUSTRIES and IMA PHARMA.
IMA INDUSTRIES, the non-pharmaceutical sector of the IMA Group, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the packaging of tea, coffee, beverage and confectionery, and for the processing and packaging of food (dairy and convenience food), cosmetics and toiletries, all capable of rapidly meeting clients’ requirements and proposing integrated and highly marketing-oriented solutions. IMA INDUSTRIES includes seven different companies and divisions: TEA & COFFEE Division, GIMA S.p.A., GIMA TT S.r.l., CORAZZA S.p.A., FILLSHAPE S.r.l., BFB Division, REVISIONI INDUSTRIALI S.r.l.
IMA PHARMA is a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products thanks to a high technological profile and the ability to offer tailor-made solutions to satisfy the most sophisticated requests of the market. IMA PHARMA includes three highly specialised divisions: IMA ACTIVE (Solid Dose Solutions), IMA LIFE (Aseptic Processing & Freeze Drying Solutions), IMA SAFE (Packaging Solutions).
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