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Post published on 23/05/2024

IMA opens one of its factories to students to spread sustainable technical culture

On the occasion of the first National Day of Made in Italy, promoted by the Ministry of Business and Made in Italy on 15 April of each year, the anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci, dedicated to promoting Italian creativity and excellence, the Leonardo Committee launched the project Open Factory: an initiative to underline the importance of the Made in Italy concept and the excellence of Italian companies.

IMA, one of the member companies of the Leonardo Committee that have joined the initiative, promotes an event aimed at young people and students to spread knowledge of a sustainable technical culture and to celebrate the National Day of Made in Italy.

The Open Factory “IMA: a sustainable factory” will take place on Monday 27 May from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm at the IMA Group facility in via Europa 6 in Ozzano dell’Emilia, Bologna.

The event includes a welcome moment, a presentation on the IMA Group in the Auditorium in which we will illustrate, with an eye to the past and one towards the future, the successes and challenges we face daily through constant dialogue with customers, the territory and the supply chain, promoting an environmentally friendly attitude with a view to achieving sustainable development. This will be followed by a factory tour to introduce participants to the technology of our machines.

The appointment is free and limited.



Established in 1961, IMA is world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, tea and coffee, as well as in the automation of industrial processes. Its position of leadership is the result of significant investments in R&D, regular and constructive dialogue with the end-users in its sectors and the Group’s ability to expand internationally, conquering new markets. Its history features a constant growth. The IMA Group closed the year 2023 with consolidated revenue of 2.3 billion euros. Exports accounted for 88%. The Group, whose Chairman is Alberto Vacchi, has more than 7,000 employees, around 60% in Italy and 40% abroad, and is present in more than 80 countries, supported by a sales network made up of 30 branches (Italy, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, Poland, Israel, Russia, the United States, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Brazil), representative offices in central-eastern Europe and more than 140 agencies. IMA has 54 manufacturing plants in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, UK, USA, India, Malaysia, China and Argentina. The IMA Group owns more than 3,000 patents and patent applications in the world and has launched many new machine models over the last years. IMA S.p.A. was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange from 1995 to January 2021. In more than 60 years in business, IMA has built up highly qualifying values such as experience, reliability, an extensive presence in the global market and a strong capacity to respond to the requests of end-users. Today, these values enable IMA to offer innovative solutions and high-quality products, underscoring its ongoing commitment to excellence.

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Comitato Leonardo

Comitato Leonardo was established in 1993 through a joint initiative by ICE (Italian Trade Agency), Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry), and a group of entrepreneurs including Gianni Agnelli and Sergio Pininfarina. The primary objective of the Committee is to promote Italy as a cohesive system, highlighting the entrepreneurial skills, artistic creativity, sophistication, and culture reflected in its products and lifestyle. Today, the Committee includes over 160 prominent individuals and leading companies from both traditional Made in Italy sectors and new frontier sectors such as high technology and digital. Among the members of the Leonardo Committee are 110 companies with a combined turnover of 410 billion euros, with an average export share of 55%.

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