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IMA, founded in 1961, is world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea, coffee and foods. Its position of leadership is the result of significant investment 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. IMA’s philosophy is based on research and innovation. For 50 years, the company has produced hi-tech automatic machines for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, tea, coffee and food industries.

IMA has filed over 1,000 patents worldwide and has launched many new machine models over the last years. Over 400 of its 3,400 workforce are technicians and designers committed to product innovation. Its history is characterized by a steady growth. The Group reached a consolidated turnover of 503,3 million Euro for the fiscal year 2010 (export: 91%).

The Group, chaired by Alberto Vacchi, has about 3,400 employees, about 1,600 of them are based overseas. It has a worldwide sales network covering more than 70 countries. The Groups has 22 manufacturing sites in Italy, Germany, UK, USA, India, China.

The main brands of the Group are IMA Industries and IMA Pharma.

IMA S.p.A. has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1995 and it is in the STAR segment since 2001.