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The rapid evolving E-Commerce industry requires E-Tailers to be seamlessly effective in terms of efficiency, throughput, and automation. Thanks to its longstanding experience, IMA is the ideal partner to innovate the E-Commerce automated packaging.

E-Commerce has become a vital part of the retail industry and it is projected to continue its growth in the coming years.

Advanced packaging automation will be necessary to help e-tailers improve both throughput and their cost position as labor markets remain tight.
To compete on this fast-moving market, and thanks to its 60-years packaging expertise, IMA designed advanced technologies to automate the packaging process.
The range of automatic box packaging machines dedicated to the E-Commerce, E-Fulfillment, Intralogistics and 3PL sectors showcases our commitment to innovation and efficiency.


E-CO FLEX | Automated packaging solution

An innovative box packaging machine designed to streamline the packing process, providing invaluable support to operators. E-CO Flex is composed of two modules, a multi-size case erector and a height-reduction box closer, and is adaptable to any plant configuration.

E-CO FLEX SEALMATIC | Fully automated random case sealer

A fully automated random case sealer designed to process FEFCO 201 cases, able to recognise SIOC cases and automatically bypass them without taping.


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E-commerce activities demand perfect syncronisation among every task in the supply chain: products need to be prepared and shipped quickly, to be at pace in such extremely speed-driven market. E-CO Flex is the perfect answer to E-commerce packaging activities.
At the forefront of advanced packaging automation.
E-CO FLEX Forming
E-CO FLEX Forming
The E-CO Flex standalone case erecting and forming module is designed to kick-off the packaging process seamlessly. In its standard configuration, the machine boasts a 12-cassette magazine, the widest available in the market, capable of accommodating various case formats.
Automatically selects the right-sized box.
E-CO Flex Closing
E-CO Flex Closing
The closing module of the E-CO FLEX platform embeds the down-sizing operation, reducing the box height to minimum dimensions after scanning content. The machine can tape with the water-activated technology.
Cut and close FEFCO 201 boxes automatically.
E-CO Flex SealMatic
E-CO Flex SealMatic
The E-CO Flex SealMatic is a 100% self-driven random case sealer, designed to process FEFCO 201 and SIOC cases. The machine automatically tapes the bottom of the case, while the top is closed and sealed with water-activated tape.
100% self-driven.

Thanks to the partnership with Intertape Polymer Group, market leader for water-activated carton sealing tape, E-CO Flex features a Water-Activated Tape (WAT) head, which applies recyclable reinforced paper packaging tape used by top e-commerce retailers. The case can be securely sealed with just one strip on the bottom and one strip of the top of the box.

An immediate destructive bond is generated, resulting in a tamper evident package.

IPG is exclusive distributor of the E-CO Flex in North America.


IMA E-COMMERCE is member of MHI

MHI stands for Material Handling Industry and it is a leading non-profit trade association representing the U.S. material handling, logistics and supply chain industry.

It is the nation’s largest association born to deliver the latest knowledge, the strongest connections, powerful industry leadership, and the best market access for manufacturing and supply chain professionals. Around 975 members and 18 industry groups power research and solution sourcing to drive the innovations.

Since 2024, IMA E-COMMERCE is part of the Solutions Community Group, a pool of Industry’s thought leaders on automation, software, hardware, equipment and services that support a fully integrated supply chain.

Pledging Sustainability

Automated right-sizing solutions like the E-CO Flex ensure a safe transition from weight-based pricing to dimensional (DIM) weight, reducing the cubic footage of cases to the minimum, significantly reducing material use and costs by using less corrugate and often eliminating the need for void fill.

The use of closing tape made of paper eliminates the need for plastic, in compliance with the latest Sustainability policies that IMA adopted. IMA ZERO is the Corporate program dedicated to sustainable development, and NOP is one of its declinations that endorses its commitment to minimizing plastic use in packaging processes.

Pledging Sustainability

Take full advantage of Digital power

IMA E-COMMERCE machines can be enriched with IMA’s Digital solutions, that integrate platforms and tools to enhance and support manufacturing activities.


One of the emerging needs within modern industrial markets is using systems design methods that guarantee time saving and cost saving. On this purpose, virtual commissioning is starting to be one of the most versatile ways to obtain highly functional industrial plants, becoming a valid ally in the realization of complex industrial systems

Virtual commissioning recreates a digital model (or digital twin) which, connected to the controller and sensors, allows the system to be digitally reproduced to bring out design errors and improvements to be implemented.

Thanks to this technology, problems and system bugs can be solved directly in the design phase, shortening production times and optimizing processes.

Take full advantage of Digital power

IMA develops and manufactures automatic machines for the processing and packaging of many markets. IMA E-Commerce designs and produces advanced packaging stations dedicated to on-line retail, offering innovative solutions to solve the complexities related to this fast-changing market.

Production facility:
IMA S.p.A. – E-COMMERCE Division
Via Emilia, 428-442
40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO)

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. develops, manufactures and sales a variety of paper and film based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, stretch and shrink films, protective packaging, woven and non-woven products and packaging machinery for industrial and retail use.

Production facility:
Intertape Polymer Group Inc.
100 Paramount Drive – Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34232
+1 800-972-4675