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Discover at Gulfood Manufacturing the best coffee processing and packaging solutions

World-leading designer and manufacturer of automatic processing and packaging equipment for numerous industries, IMA Group has recently established the Coffee Hub, a cluster of specialist brands, each providing a key slice of the experience and expertise needed to serve the coffee industry from A to Z.


Once your coffee is ready for the next major step, there is no need to look further than IMA Coffee Hub. Packaging is the group’s key expertise since IMA was founded nearly 60 years ago and knowledge of the coffee industry dates back a couple of decades and spreads well across the globe. Alongside the world’s most comprehensive range of coffee packaging equipment, specially conceived tailored solutions are developed to respond to the market’s fast evolving needs.

  • Soft and hard pods
  • Single serve capsules
  • bags and sticks
  • Cartons and boxes
  • End of line solutions

Capsule Preparation Machines

Spreafico designs and manufactures special machinery to customise standard capsules according to specific requirements. Renowned for this expertise within the coffee industry, many clients turn to Spreafico when they need to insert plastic filters by cutting the capsule bottom or welding paper as well as aluminum filters directly to the capsule body.

Coffee Processing

Right where it all starts, through its Petroncini brand, IMA provides expert consultancy and a complete range of equipment for green coffee handling and processing, roasters for all capacity requirements and high-quality grinders. With exactly 100 years in the industry, Petroncini supplies complete coffee roasting plants for any capacity needs.

  • Green coffee intake, handling, storage, cleaning and sorting
  • Roasting
  • Roasted coffee handling and storage
  • Grinding

Petroncini Anniversary

Petroncini is proud to celebrate its 100th year of activity.

A milestone that becomes a starting point to develop new projects from important synergies.


What’s new in the IMA COFFEE Hub?

Thanks to new acquisitions, IMA Coffee Hub is now able to reach every corner of the coffee handling, processing and packaging universe. Comprising a handful of expert companies and supported through consolidated, strategic partnerships, IMA can now address any issue facing coffee producers.


Recently IMA has completed the closing for the purchase of 70% of Spreafico Automation S.r.l. The Italian company based in Calolziocorte (LC) is highly specialised in designing machines for the packaging of coffee capsules and soluble products. Together with capsule-filling equipment, Spreafico is renowned for building special machinery to customise standard capsules according to specific requirements and is the undisputed leader in this field thanks to consolidated mechanical expertise and unmatched technical competences.


IMA has completed the closing of the acquisition of 61.45% of Tecmar S.A. Founded in 1994 and based in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Tecmar S.A. is a company dedicated to design and manufacture packaging machines and flexible packaging systems. It maintained a clear commitment to technological development and innovation, marking a clear regional leadership and gradually increasing the presence at international markets. The vertical form-fill seal expert company has a full array of machines handling dosed filling of flexible, sealed packages in all shapes and sizes.

IMA Group at Gulfood Manufacturing • Tea&Herbs market

We started in the Sixties, focusing on products. We gave them different shapes, spread them all around the world and made them user-friendly - in order to never let you down.

IMA Tea&Herbs
We project our machines for the future

Thanks to over 50 years of experience in the tea bagging sector and an impressive 70% market share,
IMA Tea & Herbs is the world’s leading supplier of automatic machines designed for the packaging of tea and herbs in filter bags.

With a tradition of excellence and a distinctive flair for innovation, IMA has an in-depth understanding of the market
and is receptive to fast-evolving customer needs. This leads to a high degree of flexibility in the solutions provided
and also enables much-appreciated opportunities for customisation.