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Dealings with the institutions

IMA is a member of various associations and institutions at national and international level so that it can contribute to the dissemination of quality and innovation, as well as the culture of automation and sustainability. 

Impronta Etica

Impronta Etica was set up in 2001 and is a non-profit association that promotes sustainable development. IMA has been a member of Impronta Etica since 2012 and has been on the Management Committee since 2013. 

Leonardo Committee

The Committee was founded in 1993 with the aim of affirming and promoting “Italian Quality” throughout the world. IMA is an active member of the Leonardo Committee from September 2016. 

E.R.-AMIAT – Emilia-Romagna Advanced Mechanics and Industrial Automation Technology)

E.R.-AMIAT is a non-profit organisation founded in 2011 by the main companies in Emilia-Romagna in the field of advanced mechanics, including IMA. Its purpose is to reconcile productivity and economic, social and environmental sustainability by researching business models that companies can follow.

On 25 October 2016, in collaboration with the Friends of the Museum of Industrial Heritage, the Association organised an event entitled “The Future of Automation: Work and Social Innovation in the Digital Revolution“.

To develop in the district the opportunities offered by the proper use of technology, the Competence Center ERA 4.0 project was born, shared by the ER-AMIAT firms, Confindustria Emilia and the University of Bologna. The management, use and analysis of Big Data, as well as developing the ability to work with additive manufacturing, are the focus of everyone involved.

Associazione Amici del Museo del Patrimonio Industriale (Association of Friends of the Museum of Industrial Heritage)

The Association brings together around 80 of the most important industrial firms in the area, mainly in packaging and mechanical engineering.

Its mission is to strengthen the corporate culture and the deep bond between production and training. 

IMA Group companies worldwide also belong to trade and other associations to promote relationships with the local community.

North America

  • Newtown Common
  • PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute)
  • BCMA (Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers Association)
  • NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores)
  • SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America)
  • SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • ACCE
  • HPCE
  • ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering)

Asia & Middle East

  • The Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers of India
  • Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture, Pune

European Union

  • IHK (The Association of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce)
  • VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association)
  • IVLV (Industry Association for Food Technology and Packaging)