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The new IMA Coffee Hub • At every step, a specialist
The 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.
IMA has recently signed an agreement to buy 70% of Spreafico Automation S.r.l., headquartered in Calolziocorte, Lecco.
Spreafico 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.
Also, IMA has recently signed an agreement to buy 61.45% of Tecmar S.A. based in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires.
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.
Now, the IMA Coffee Hub reaches 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, starting from when green coffee is delivered to when bulk-packaged capsules, pods and ground coffee or beans are shipped to retail outlets.
The advantages of speaking to one single supplier are numerous. Synergies come into play, timing issues are easier to coordinate, everyone you speak to is focused on your key objectives, and consistent quality and shared knowledge are guaranteed. IMA Coffee Hub is the ideal starting point from where you will reach your destination. The word “hub” is exactly what changes the paradigm. One dictionary definition says a hub is a center around which things revolve or from which they radiate; a focus of activity, authority, commerce. This is precisely the benefit the coffee industry obtains from IMA, a cluster of expert companies and brands, an authority able to provide all the answers together. Just one supplier, already coordinated from within.