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IMA Group at Hotelex 2019
1-4 April 2019 - Shanghai, China • Hall E3 - Booth #C34

China, the new coffee-drinking land

China is traditionally a tea-drinking country but, in recent years, coffee is becoming a prominent trend commodity
and the country one of the largest coffee consumers with highest growth potential market.
Stop by at our booth to meet IMA’s cluster of specialists: from A to Z a taste of experience and expertise for the coffee industry.


Machine on show

Selected for you by our team of specialists.

Petroncini Traditional Roaster

The forced convection of indirect hot air allows to reach coffee with a dense and rich aroma. Particularly suitable for small and medium productions, TT60 Roaster can be equipped with different systems for the control and management of the roasting profiles. This model requires a limited layout space and an easy and fast installation on site. Green coffee loader and destoner are available in combination with the roaster. On demand, TT60 Roasters can be fitted with an independent afterburner and a catalytic system combined to pre-heater afterburner.

What’s new in the IMA COFFEE Hub?

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 signed an agreement to buy 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 recently signed an agreement to buy 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.

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

Packaging Machines

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.

IMA Digital: make it real.
Smart Machines. Smart Services. Smart Organization.

Discover IMA Digital Services for machine data visualization and analysis as well as machine monitoring tools. Innovative AR solutions for size change over operations and immersive VR systems for operator’s and maintenance training will enhance Operational Excellence to ensure continuous growth of productivity.

IMA Digital shapes its vision of Smart Machines and the Smart Factory declining the Industry 4.0 principles according to a unique visionary approach and will deliver additional value with empowered machines and services created to supply predictive and personalized customer experiences across the entire value chain.


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