Manufacturer and system supplier of machines and production lines for the wood processing industry, the crafts and providers product-related services. The company is headquartered in Lübbecke/Germany.
The company is part of the IMA SCHELLING GROUP (ISG).
IMA employs about 820 workers and is present in more than 60 countries. Beside the headquarters in Lübbecke also companies for sales and services in Western Europe, USA, Canada, Singapore and China belong to IMA.
New IMA Office in Guangdong/China
Nine subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia with more than 800 employees, with more than 60 trading partners in over 60 countries represented
Introduction of the Plasma-Procedure for zero-joint-edges
Series maturity of the IMA Laser-Edging-Procedure
Launch of the single compact machine
BIMA Cutting Center for the even cutting of panels
Launch of edgebanding technologies for light-weight construction panels
Launch of the BIMA CUT
Founding distributor IMA Canada Corporation
Combimat: first edgeprocessing machine in modular design
Founding distributor IMA America Corporation USA
Founding distributor IMA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Singapore
Development of the new tool-clamping system HSK 63 with other partners the industry standard; patent Wieseltechnik: the first automatic feeding of formed sheet material on stationary equipment: automatic pre- and return of the workpieces with program-related vacuum-controls in x-and y-axis
Combiform edgeprocessing machine for moulding processing in throughfeed
Establishing service centers and sales IMA Italia
Production plant in Poland
Establishing service centers and sales IMA France
IMA AG (IMA group harmonized); Quadro workshop: one-man operation with BIMA and Quadromat; Patent: edgebanding with pre- and return of the workpiece
Cooperation with IMA Meinert (founded in 1952 in Porta Westfalica)
Patent: BIMA Stationary processing with edgebanding
Drilling and insertion machine in throughfeed 'BIMA 7'
Production of CNC-controlled drilling and insertion machines; in parallel, development of the BIMA machines
New technology to make various forms of profiles on particle board fronts - PVAc glue for Softforming-parts
Initial production phase of fronts and countertops with a round edge of the deformed surface decoration - IMA patent Postforming System
Development of several manufacturing processes throughfeed = the complete processing (formatting, edgebanding, finishing in throughfeed) is now a brand name with the COMBIMA
New construction on a plant in Gütersloh (IMA-Norte): production of machining centers for metal-working industry
Extension of the plant in Lübbecke
AVM-casting machine is the standard machine for edgebanding with hotmelt. The 'IMA' is a synonym for automatic edgebanding.
Final technical type of the edgebander TYPE AVM/K series (new gluing techniques method - use of hotmelt on thermoplastic base)
Delivery of the 500. edgebander AVM (Gütersloh)
In Gütersloh the edbander AVM is produced already in time
Development of a plant in Lübbecke (firstly only as a mechanical manufacturing company)
First serial production of double-sided AVM machines (called 'heatbandmachines')
First single-sided edgebander -TYP AVM (Hannover exhibition): breakthrough to woodworking machines in the furniture manufacturing
The company IMA is established by setting focus on manufacturing woodworking machinery.
Establishment of the company TEXTIMA in Gütersloh/Westphalia by Erich Klessmann with focus on the production and selling of weaving machines