Tradition in the design and manufacture
IMA BFB Division boasts a long tradition in the design and manufacture of handling and end of line machines (tray packing, wrapping and bundling machines employing heat-seal and heat-shrink films as well as case packing machines and palletisers) for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, cake, confectionery, tea, coffee and tobacco industries.
Established in 1974., the company now employees 160 staff and is in the fortunate position of being the ideal supplier to multinationals, small laboratories and subcontractors. Up to today, more than 6,500 machines have been produced and sold worldwide.
The reasons behind our success can be found in our extensive knowledge of the market and ability to provide customized solutions that cater for most of our users needs.
IMA BFB Division is the response to an increasingly demanding secondary and transport packaging to protect the products.
The design and manufacturing standards applied to IMA BFB Division satisfy the pharmaceutical GMPs, the same standards used by the IMA Group worldwide, and cover the full spectrum of end-of-line machines for large pharmaceutical lines. IMA BFB Division machines are fully integrated with fillers and primary packaging systems and take into account specific controls in terms of quality, cleaning and safety, necessary in the pharmaceutical industry.
“Time to market” is a primary concern for every company in this sector. IMA BFB Division can provide rapid solutions that not only meet the needs of a highly dynamic market, but are also easy to add on to existing systems. The need to cater for consumer demand has resulted in a huge variety of product shapes and sizes, while the primary aim is still to preserve the integrity of the contents.
The robust, reliable machines in the IMA BFB Division range can process many different types of heat-seal film, paper or cardboard, every type of pack available on the market and can handle multiple product configurations.
Most advanced technology
The division is in a position to offer a complete range of services in the end-of-line phase which is crucial for guaranteeing the final results of the overall packaging process. It is in fact in this phase, when the product has already been packaged, that a number of essential operations need to be performed in order to permit the final product to be fully protected, easily stored and transported, and to have the correct appearance.
The application of the most advanced technology together with the continuous research of new solutions, allow the use of materials that are environmental-friendly and meet customers’ requirements worldwide also in terms of after-sales assistance.