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Post published on 25/09/2020

A big step towards sustainable packaging solutions - IMA DAIRY & FOOD acquires majority stake in INTECMA S.A.


IMA DAIRY & FOOD has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in INTECMA S.A. 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 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 — the top 5 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 performance and service life of the tools 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 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 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 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.

«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.