Ima Dairy & Food acquires majority stake in Intecma

A step towards sustainable packaging solutions

Ima Dairy & Food
Ima Dairy & Food signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Intecma.

The packaging machine group Ima Dairy & Food has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Intecma based in Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona.

Intecma was previously owned by the managing partner, Manuel Gonzalez, who founded the company 30 years ago. The company is mainly well established in southern Europe and the Maghreb countries. As the Ima Dairy & Food group companies, the company is very active in the dairy industry – the top five dairy companies are among its customers. In addition, to form, fill and seal machines for cups in the lower capacity performance range, Intecma stands for sustainability with its unique ZERO Technology, which can be used for all tools in an FFS system. The focus is on the patented and, therefore, unique punch for PET, PP, and PLA. Thanks to ZERO Technology, maintenance costs are reduced, and the tools’ performance and service life are increased many times over compared to existing tools in the market place.

The integration of Intecma into the Ima Dairy & Food Group expands the know-how within the group, especially in the FFS area of the sister companies Erca and Hassia. Most importantly, machine operation is streamlined and simplified. In the future, the tools will be manufactured within the Ima Dairy & Food group itself. The location in Sant Just Desvern near Barcelona, with currently about 50 employees, will become a core segment of the group.

“Intecma is well positioned in areas that are part of the core business of our Erca and Hassia brands. We also want to use the company’s expertise with its unique ZERO Technology to offer our FFS customers the opportunity to convert their existing machines to sustainable packaging materials – from composite to mono-materials that can easily be recycled. With the Intecma punch, comfortable breakable PET, PP, and PLA cups can be produced. This enables us to offer our customers a one-stop solution for packaging their products in sustainable packaging ”, says Thomas Becker, chief executive officer and partner of the Ima Dairy & Food Group.

“With the worldwide sales and service network of Ima Dairy & Food, we can build up and expand our presence in markets that we were previously unable to cover with our sales team,” explains Manuel Gonzalez, Managing Director of intecma. Intecma will keep the existing brand name. The company’s strengths are to be further expanded in the Ima Dairy & Food Group.

With its brands Erca, Gasti, Hamba, Hassia, and Intecma, Ima Dairy & Food is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging machinery, technology, and services. It has extensive know-how in the key industries of dairy and food products. Based in Ranstadt, Germany, the holding company currently represents four production locations in Europe and numerous sales and service companies. Ima Dairy & Food employs a workforce of more than 500 worldwide.


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