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Commitment behind a coffee cup

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

IMA Coffee Hub Evolution

BFB S.r.l.
2003
GIMA S.p.A.
2010
Mapster S.r.l.
2017
Petroncini S.p.A.
2018
The IMA Coffee Hub
2019
Packaging Brand
2020
2003

BFB S.r.l.

IMA acquires a majority stake in BFB S.r.l., a company based near Bologna, Italy, which operatets in the end-of-line packaging of pharma, food & beverage and personal care products.

2010

GIMA S.p.A.

IMA acquires a majority stake in GIMA S.p.A., a packaging company based near Bologna, Italy, which operates prevalently in food & beverage and personal care.

2017

Mapster S.r.l.

IMA completes the acquisition of an 80% interest in Mapster S.r.l., located in Parma, a company specialised in designing, manufacturing and markets automatic machines for filling and preparing single-serve capsules for coffee and other soluble products.

2018

Petroncini S.p.A.

IMA completes the acquisition of an 80% interest in Petroncini S.p.A., located in Ferrara, a company that designs, manufactures and installs roasters and complete processing plants for coffee and similar product.

2019

The IMA Coffee Hub

IMA completes the acquisition of a 61.45% in Tecmar S.A., (Argentina), a flexible packaging manufacturer, and a 70% interest in Spreafico Automation S.r.l., located in Calolziocorte (Lecco), a company specialized in manufacturing automatic machines for filling and preparing single-serve capsules. Thanks to the synergies between IMA, GIMA, Petroncini, Mapster, Spreafico, Tecmar and BFB, the IMA Coffee Hub has been created: the one-stop answer for roasters all over the world.

2020

Packaging Brand

Integration of technical and commercial organizations from GIMA, Mapster, Tecmar and Spreafico under the brand of IMA Coffee Packaging, which it is based on shared knowledge and capabilities to provide customers with a full range of products for coffee packaging.

IMA Coffee Hub Brands

A historical brand in the coffee industry, Petroncini designs and manufactures complete coffee processing plants, from the green coffee receiving up to the roasters; from the grinders up to the most advanced degassing systems

IMA Coffee Packaging design and manufactures soft and hard pods machines, single serve capsules fillers, capsules preparation machines, cartoners and vertical form-fill-seal solutions.

IMA BFB provides secondary packaging machines and end-of-line machines. Its bundling and wrapping machines, case packers, palletizers and depalletizers are aimed to suit the most demanding market.

Creating value throughout the coffee chain. Together.

Sustainability is a core pillar of IMA Group’s mission investing in technologies that improve the quality of life, reduce waste and demonstrate greater respect for the environment. IMA Coffee is committed to this approach and contributes to the IMA ZERO sustainability programme through the research and testing of alternative processes and materials, encouraging the use of plastic-free and sustainable packaging materials, along with smart solutions to safeguard the environment along the coffee processing line.

IMA Coffee Hub embraces sustainability from A to Z.

In the coffee process and packaging industry, actions in favor of sustainability aim to design innovative solutions able to reduce the consumption of resources during production, with a close attention to the environment protection. Discover IMA Coffee actions for a sustainable coffee industry.

A roaster tailored to suit the environment.

IMA Coffee Petroncini partners with its customers for a sustainable roasting process. Today, one of the strengths of the Petroncini TMR model is that it has substantial benefits regarding energy savings and a limited impact on the environment in terms of CO2 and VOC emissions, up to 40% less.

NatureWorks and IMA Coffee announced strategic partnership.

NatureWorks, manufacturer of low-carbon Ingeo™️ PLA biopolymers, and IMA Coffee, announced the strategic partnership. By bringing together NatureWorks’ materials and applications knowledge with IMA’s machinery expertise, the partnership aims to deliver a turnkey compostable coffee pod solution.

Digital products and services for the coffee industry

In line with IMA’s vision of a Smart Machine, the added value of the digital projects will result in reduced time-to-commissioning, reduced time-to-market and continuous monitoring.

AI-learning to roast

IMA, in collaboration with its Petroncini brand and a cluster of experts in automation technologies and research institutes, has launched “Ai-learning to roast”, a project which focuses on Machine Learning Intelligence applied to roasting control for an innovative approach to coffee roasting.

Coffee Control Room: Coffee Data Management System

A very valuable partner for the product traceability in line with the Industry 4.0.

IMA Coffee Worldwide

The IMA Coffee Hub is a global affair, with many faces but just one voice.

The IMA Coffee Hub is the broadest technical and commercial organization serving today the coffee processing and packaging industry, all over the world.

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