From an intuition of Messrs Angelo and Piero Carnaghi and Termignone Abramo, the company IMEAS srl was established on May 14, 1966, its name standing for ”Industrial Machinery and Special Equipments” and originally based in Busto Arsizio.

The business purpose was, and still is, the design and construction of machinery employing an abrasive belt as the main tool, at that time widely unknown in Europe and therefore imported from the United States.

In 1967 Imeas begins the production of the first calibrating/sanding machine for wood panels and the development of the first wide belt grinding machine for metal plates.

The success was very quick so that in 1970 an industrial complex was built in Villa Cortese (Milan), at the same place where head offices and production are located today. Over the years, the company growth has led to a first extension of the production area and offices in 1977 and later, in 1996 to the erection of a new shop of 2000 square meters dedicated to the assembly and testing and, in 1998, to the construction of a new office block.

There are two main product lines dedicated to the timber, for which Imeas designs and manufactures machines for the calibrating and finishing of plywood, chipboard and MDF, and to the metal, for which the company supplies machines for grinding, brushing and polishing stainless steel for industrial decorative applications (skyscrapers, kitchens, lifts etc.) and precision grinding for stainless steel and titanium plates.

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Imeas also produces machines designed to process decorative laminates, rubber coils for offset printing and timing belts for high-end cars (Mercedes and BMW).

Our vocation to work with foreign countries has always been very strong, and today, with an export of more than 90%, IMEAS lines are present worldwide, in the East as in the West, in the North as in the South.

To ensure its customers an excellent service, a branch office was opened nearby Atlanta (United States) to sale, service, produce and store of spare parts, and a joint venture was established in China, as well as an agency office in Australia, under the name of Imeas Australasia.

Imeas is a company in constant evolution, which owes its success to the constant care and attention paid by the generations that guided it over the years, proudly following the footprints of the founders: to date, the company is managed by their children and grandchildren, who constantly work to ensure its continuity and growth.

Today, fifty years after its foundation, we still dedicate ourselves with passion to innovative projects, demonstrating that typical Italian creativity and flexibility that have always distinguished us in the world.


Franco Zenere
  & Ceo


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