Tradition and experience
IMA boasts a tradition of excellence in the tea bagging sector dating back to 1961.: a long experience in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art automatic machines for the packaging of tea and herbs in filter bags. A story based on innovation that goes on with IMA Tea & Herbs Division and looks straight to the future.
IMA is the world leader in tea bagging machines with a 70% market share: in fact two thirds of the world’s tea bags are produced on the machines designed and manufactured by IMA Tea & Herbs Division.
Versatility and flexibility
IMA’s tradition of versatility and flexibility is encompassed in IMA Tea & Herbs’s range of packaging machines for tea and herbs as it covers all current product specifications and production capacities. Nevertheless, the R&D team continues its search for innovative and intelligent packaging solutions by optimizing its investments.
The company applies the most sophisticated and advanced technology to produce the best quality product available on the market in this sector.
In order to provide the best service for the increasing number of machines being delivered, IMA Tea & Herbs Division offers a far-reaching after sales network throughout the world.
Development IMA Tea & Herbs
The first IMA machine for packing tea and herbs into filter bags was designed and manufactured in 1966 in a small workshop.
More than 2.500 tea bag machines have been produced since 1966 and more than 2.000 are still in production worldwide in 69 countries.
Today, the site of the workshop is the headquarters of the IMA Tea & Herbs Division, where more than 180 technical and sales staff work to maintain IMA’s leadership for this type of packaging machinery.