Processing and Packaging Solutions.

offer fully engineered turn-key solutions delivering highly efficient packaging lines.

Innovation and expertise are the fundamental pillars

The IMA FOOD – Processing and Packaging Solutions – serves the international Food market with the best platforms and machines now available to satisfy any industry need, consistently providing tailored technologies for the processing and packaging of tea & herbs, coffee, confectionery, stock cubes and savory, dairy, bakery, protein, produce and more, offering fully engineered turn-key solutions delivering highly efficient packaging lines.

We have a clear and consistent vision in the food packaging sector.

Leadership is the answer to our constant efforts in anticipating and driving changes in the behaviour of the industry: while it takes time to achieve leadership, maintaining it is an ongoing endeavour.

We serve the widest range of food industries with the widest range of technologies, but we do it from the dedicated perspective of trying to explore new opportunities and rapidly adjust our know-how to changes.

Innovation and expertise are our key pillars and we develop new packaging solutions on an ongoing basis, responding rapidly to competitive products by introducing cutting-edge technologies with an excellent cost-performance ratio.

We believe in strategic partnerships that allow us to share and combine competences and skills while exploring emerging markets, for example.

Serving the market means offering an all-round service thanks to our world-wide sales and technical assistance network.

We do not want to be just a machine supplier. We can offer our know-how and expertise every step of the way and aim to be the perfect partner to enhance the value of any food industry together with our customers.

If we think of our future, we are aware of the fact that the packaging value chain has an important role to play in finding future-proof solutions to respond to a variety of requirements, starting from sustainability and resource-efficiency challenges for which we are already well prepared.

The food industry fragmentation, aimed at serving a vast variety of niche consumer tastes and needs, also tells us that we need to follow and drive trends by counting on our constant efforts in research and development and on our wide range of tailor-made solutions.

Since the 60’s IMA is world-wide renowned as a leader in the production of teabag packaging machines, but its expansion in the FOOD sector, by the acquisition of consolidated companies started in 2010 and proceeded along the following years with the aim to gather the best platforms and technologies available that allow today’s IMA FOOD to satisfy any industry need.

Thanks to the acquisition of Petroncini, Spreafico and Tecmar companies, IMA FOOD sector can count today on a dedicated IMA COFFEE HUB ensuring market-leading competences in the supply of solutions for all stages of coffee handling, processing and packaging.

IMA FOOD supports the Confectionery international industry responding to the most diverse processing and packaging requirements with machines and platforms conceived to handle gums, candies, coated sweets and bars, from powder dosing to palletizing.

Thanks to historical brands like Gasti (founded in 1900), Corazza, Benhil, Erca, Hamba, Hassia, Intecma – all part of IMA Group – and together with Fillshape, Active and BFB divisions, IMA FOOD serves the international Dairy, Preserves & Condiments, Beverages and Baby Food markets with the best platforms and machines available to satisfy all the industry needs about the processing, filling and packaging of stock cubes, processed cheese, butter & margarine, yoghurt, desserts, dressings and sauces, beverages & baby food, and, in general, liquid to pasty products.

Starting from 2013, with the acquisition of the Ilapak Group’s companies, followed by more recent ones – Eurosicma, Record, Tecmar, Ciemme – IMA moved its first step giving birth to today’s FLX HUB: a one stop supplier for flexible packaging solutions. Launched in 2020, the new IMA FLEXIBLE PACKAGING HUB delivers turn-key horizontal and vertical solutions, from product handling and weighing up to end of line technologies for the bakery, protein, produce

and any other food industry.

With the acquisition of the companies Benhil, Erca, Gasti, Hamba, and Hassia (former OYSTAR Group) in 2015 IMA Group could step deeper into the food market.

Counting on the corporate organisation focused on new digital, sustainable projects and technological laboratories, IMA FOOD shares its expertise at every step of product processing or packaging to be the perfect partner to enhance the value of the food industry chain.

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