IMA

IMA Schelling Deutschland GmbH (IMA Schelling Germany ltd.)

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).

History

2019

The IMA Klessmann GmbH - woodworking systems has been operating under the name IMA Schelling Deutschland GmbH since October.

2015
  • On the Ligna 2015 the new French software company WoodDevelop (WD) was introduced as new partner of IMA Network.
  • The new IMA series Provimat was initially shown on the Ligna.
  • 1st September 2015: the Austrian specialist for panel sizing machines Schelling takes over IMA; both markets survived and the collaboration is supposed to become intensive.
2014

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.

2012

New IMA Office in Guangdong/China

2011

Nine subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia with more than 800 employees, with more than 60 trading partners in over 60 countries represented

2010

Introduction of the Plasma-Procedure for zero-joint-edges

2009

Series maturity of the IMA Laser-Edging-Procedure

2007

Launch of the single compact machine

2006

BIMA Cutting Center for the even cutting of panels

2005

Launch of edgebanding technologies for light-weight construction panels

2003

Launch of the BIMA CUT

2001

Founding distributor IMA Canada Corporation

2000

Combimat: first edgeprocessing machine in modular design

1998

Founding distributor IMA America Corporation USA

1997

Founding distributor IMA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Singapore

1996

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

1995

Combiform edgeprocessing machine for moulding processing in throughfeed

1994

Establishing service centers and sales IMA Italia

1993

Production plant in Poland

1992

Establishing service centers and sales IMA France

1991

IMA AG (IMA group harmonized); Quadro workshop: one-man operation with BIMA and Quadromat; Patent: edgebanding with pre- and return of the workpiece

1989

Cooperation with IMA Meinert (founded in 1952 in Porta Westfalica)

1987

Patent: BIMA Stationary processing with edgebanding

1983

Drilling and insertion machine in throughfeed 'BIMA 7'

1982

Production of CNC-controlled drilling and insertion machines; in parallel, development of the BIMA machines

1981

First CNC-machining centre IMA ANC with the first automatic tool changer in the wood industry

1977

New technology to make various forms of profiles on particle board fronts - PVAc glue for Softforming-parts

1976

Initial production phase of fronts and countertops with a round edge of the deformed surface decoration - IMA patent Postforming System

1973

Development of several manufacturing processes throughfeed = the complete processing (formatting, edgebanding, finishing in throughfeed) is now a brand name with the COMBIMA

1971

New construction on a plant in Gütersloh (IMA-Norte): production of machining centers for metal-working industry

1968

Combination-edgebander COMBIMA

1967

Extension of the plant in Lübbecke

1965

AVM-casting machine is the standard machine for edgebanding with hotmelt. The 'IMA' is a synonym for automatic edgebanding.

1963

Final technical type of the edgebander TYPE AVM/K series (new gluing techniques method - use of hotmelt on thermoplastic base)

1962

Delivery of the 500. edgebander AVM (Gütersloh)

1961

In Gütersloh the edbander AVM is produced already in time

1960

Development of a plant in Lübbecke (firstly only as a mechanical manufacturing company)

1955

First serial production of double-sided AVM machines (called 'heatbandmachines')

1953

First single-sided edgebander -TYP AVM (Hannover exhibition): breakthrough to woodworking machines in the furniture manufacturing

1951

The company IMA is established by setting focus on manufacturing woodworking machinery.

1950

Establishment of the company TEXTIMA in Gütersloh/Westphalia by Erich Klessmann with focus on the production and selling of weaving machines

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Series

Edgebanding combination line
Multi support drilling system for line and dowel drillings
dividing center
Contour edgebander
Workpiece return conveyor
Double end tenoner
5-axes CNC router
Postforming machine

Software (2)

CNC machining centre

Controls (11)

Multi support drilling system for line and dowel drillings
CNC machining centre
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Aggregates (47)

Flush trimming/radius/chamfer milling aggregate
Edgebanding aggregate
Aggregates for CNC
Spraying device
CNC machining centre
Smoothing station