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Established in 1961, IMA S.p.A. is the parent company of a Group world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea, coffee and foods.

Group Structure

Established in 1961, IMA S.p.A. is the parent company of a Group world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea, coffee and foods.

Its marketing companies sell and provide customer service in the relevant geographical areas and an extensive network of agencies in the areas not covered by the branch offices.

IMA S.p.A. has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1995 and in 2001 joined the STAR segment (Prime Quality Stocks).


Main Shareholders of IMA S.p.A.

Share capital stands at Euro 20,415,200.00 divided into 39,260,000 ordinary shares with a par value of Euro 0.52.

The company adopts the mechanism of increased voting rights pursuant to art. 127-quinquies of the consolidated finance act – TUF.

The shareholders of IMA S.p.A., representing over 3% of the subscribed capital stock made up of shares with voting rights, are the following:

Declarer Shareholder Number of share held % of capital stock % of voting right
SO.FI.M.A. Società Finanziaria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. SO.FI.M.A. Società Finanziaria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. 22,295,194 56.789 71.182
Hydra S.p.A. Hydra S.p.A. 993,000 2.529 3,118

Company Officers

Board of Directors of IMA

The company’s Board of Directors currently comprises fourteen members who shall remain in office until approval of the balance sheet as at 31 December 2020.

Vacchi Marco Honorary Chairman Download CV 
Vacchi Alberto Chairman and CEO Download CV
Bonfiglioli Sonia Independent Director  
Conti Cesare Independent Director Download CV
Cataudella Stefano Non-executive Director Download CV
Frugoni Paolo Independent Director Download CV
Malagoli Andrea Non-executive Director Download CV
Pecchioli Giovanni Chief Operating Officer Download CV
Poggi Luca Non-executive Director Download CV
Rolli Rita Independent Director Download CV
Schiavina Alessandra Non-executive Director Download CV
Schiavina Maria Carla Non-executive Director Download CV
Vacchi Gianluca Non-executive Director Download CV
Volta Valentina Non-executive Director Download CV


Board of Auditors

The current Board of Auditors shall be in office until the approval of the balance sheet as at 31 December 2021. It comprises:

Standing Auditors

Francesco Schiavone Panni Chairman – Registered Auditor Download CV
Roberta De Simone Registered Auditor Download CV
Riccardo Andriolo Registered Auditor  

Alternate Auditors

Chiara Molon (Registered Auditor), Giovanna Bolognese (Registered Auditor), Federico Ferracini (Registered Auditor) 

Control and Risk and Transactions with Related Parties Committee

Rita Rolli – Chairman – Independent Director
Cesare Conti – Vice Chairman – Independent Director
Sonia Bonfiglioli – Member – Independent Director

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Paolo Frugoni – Chairman – Independent Director
Maria Carla Schiavina – Vice Chairman – Non-executive Director
Rita Rolli – Member – Independent Director

In charge of internal audit

Rizzi Claudio 

Manager Responsible for Preparing Financial Reports

Marzo Sergio 

Oversight Committee

Diamanti Gerardo (Chairman – Registered Auditor), Pascerini Andrea (Lawyer), Rizzi Claudio (Engineer)

Independent Auditors

EY S.p.A.


Corporate Governance

The Corporate Governance System adopted by IMA complies with the principles set out under the Corporate Governance Code for listed companies.

Code for Internal Dealing

The IMA Internal Dealing Code – in accordance with Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998 and the Consob Issuer Regulations – governs the mandatory reporting of transactions of shares issued by IMA by Relevant Persons or their Close Associates.

Organization Model

The organisation, management and control model, in compliance to Legislative Decree 231 of 8 June 2001, consists of a general part and several special parts; essentially, the general part explains IMA’s corporate governance structure, the way that the Supervisory Board is established and functions, along with an explanation of the system of sanctions.

Code of Etichs

IMA was one of the first Italian companies in the industry to have a Code of Ethics. It defines the ethical and social responsibilities of stakeholders and the rules of conduct that those who work for the Group and on its behalf have to comply with.

IR Documents

Related Party Transactions
Code of Ethics
Regulations at Meetings
Articles of associations-21.04.17

IR Updates and Information

eMarket SDIR and 1INFO

IMA has chosen the system eMarket SDIR for the transmission of the Regulated Information. The system eMarket SDIR is managed by Spafid Connect S.p.A., with registered offices in Foro Buonaparte 10, Milan, Italy.

IMA has chosen the system 1INFO ( for the storage of the Regulated Information. The system 1INFO is managed by Computershare S.p.A., with registered offices in Via Lorenzo Mascheroni 19, Milan, Italy.

Press releases

02/09/2019 IMA: publication of the Half-year financial report in English at 30 June 2019
09/08/2019 - 2:15 pm IMA: publication of the minutes and of the summary report of the votes of the Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of 8 August 2019
08/08/2019 - 8:46 am IMA: publication of the notice relevant to the half-year financial report for 2019
08/08/2019 - 11:38 am The extraordinary shareholders’ meetings of IMA AND GIMA TT approve the merger plan for the incorporation of GIMA TT into IMA