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IMA Group at Specialty Coffee Expo 2019
11-14 April 2019 - Boston, MA - USA • Booth #953

Coffee is a fundamental part of food culture in the United States.

It is becoming an affordable luxury, with its drinkers moving towards higher-quality gourmet coffee, rather than the still common consumption on-the-go.
To better serve the coffee industry from A to Z, IMA Group has established the Coffee Hub, a cluster of specialist brands, each providing
a key slice of the experience and expertise needed.

Come and discover our coffee processing and packaging equipment: from coffee cleaning, roasting and grinding, up to pods
and capsules packaging, cartoning and end-of-line solutions.

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 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 also signed an agreement to buy 61.45% of Tecmar S.A. 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. With 25 years of specific experience, Tecmar is another player making up the only team the industry knows able to cover processing and packaging needs from start to finish.

The all-encompassing solution for the coffee industry


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.