IMA Dairy & Food buys Intecma
The packaging machine group IMA Dairy & Food has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Intecma, based in Spain. Intecma was previously owned by the managing partner, Manuel Gonzalez, who founded the company 30 years ago.
The company is particularly well established in southern Europe and the Maghreb countries and, like the companies of the IMA Dairy & Food group, is very active in the dairy industry. In addition to form, fill and seal machines for cups in the lower capacity performance range, Intecma offers 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.
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 group itself. The location in Sant Just Desvern near Barcelona with currently about 50 employees will thus 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 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 its punch easy 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, CEO and partner of the IMA Dairy & Food Group.
Intecma will keep the existing brand name.