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IMA describes itself as “the one-stop-supplier of the pharma market,” offering a huge range of equipment, including solutions for solid dose, aseptic processing, freeze drying, packaging, and more. The company’s history in the pharmaceutical market dates back to the 1970s with the launch of a blister packaging machine. Since then, the company has gone on to develop new machines and complete lines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products, and acquire new companies, leading to a vast expansion of its portfolio.

More recently, the company has been embracing the digital era by incorporating Industry 4.0 technology into its systems. For example, Domina is a highly automated tablet press manufactured by IMA Active division that makes it possible to perfectly compress any powder thanks to self-learning algorithms that allow for the identification of the right set-up and help ensure consistent tablet quality. Domina was one of the finalists in The Medicine Maker 2021 Innovation Awards.

IMA also has a Stay Connect platform that can offer customer support through connected machines.


Headquarters: Ozzano dell’Emilia, Bologna, Italy

Number of employees: >6,200

Sales revenue in 2021: 1,688.3 million euros

Recent news:

IMA publishes article about the autoregulation function on Domina tablet press

Company publishes case study on the evaluation of next-generation container closure systems for lyophilization process development

Company announces new overwrapping machines that can be run both with opp, recyclable and compostable films as well as with paper unrolled from reels


Honorable mention: Robert Bosch

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