IMS Technologies expands production facility in Italy

New facilities allow the company to redefine and optimize the machine assembly and testing activities.

IMS Technologies, one of the leaders in the design and production of machinery for the converting and packaging sectors, has officially opened its new production plant in Calcinate, in the province of Bergamo, Italy.

The new 5,580-square-meter building brings the group's total area to 28,500 square meters. The expansion follows the concentration of all assembly activities in Italy, which occurred in 2021 with the closure of the production plant in Darmstadt, Germany. 

Currently, the company operates its headquarters in in Calcinate, with production sites in the provinces of Bergamo and Alessandria and sales offices and after-sales services in Germany, the US and China.

The expansion project, which lasted about a year, involved the construction of a new building, changing rooms and offices, a break area, an ecological island, and a new parking lot.

The construction ensured the maximum functionality of the structures, the safety of all operators and sustainable practices to minimize environmental impact.

New facilities allow the company to redefine and optimize machine assembly and testing activities. A new road system that separates the flow of goods-handling vehicles has improved internal logistics.

The new building is also equipped with a floor heating system and a heat pump, which guarantees maximum comfort in the factory while being environmentally friendly. This aims to reduce consumption and increase sustainability. 

A 350 kW photovoltaic panel system was installed, adding to the power already produced by the panels on the roof of the existing building for a total of 700 kW. The estimated energy saving is about 400 tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to over 20,000 trees.

Finally, the project was designed to be modular, able to accommodate any further expansions that business growth might require.

‘The new building is the perfect metaphor for a company that aspires to become a global leader, through the provision of innovative products and services and the creation of lasting value for itself and its customers,’ said Paolo Clerici, president of IMS Technologies and president and CEO of Coeclerici.

‘The inauguration of the new facility is a proud moment for IMS Technologies and represents a clear and tangible sign of our company's growth. We are excited to share this milestone with our employees, partners and the local community,’ added Stefano Bartolini, CEO of IMS Technologies.