Antares Vision makes five-year partnership with IMA Group

Five-year agreement has made Antares exclusive supplier of all inspection and tracking technologies, and lays groundwork for innovative jointly-developed solutions

Antares Vision has entered into a partnership with IMA, a designer and producer of machines for process automation and packaging of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, foodstuffs, tea and coffee.

The two companies' 20-year history of cooperation supplying inspection systems to ensure the quality and integrity of pharmaceutical packaging will now extend to a variety of other segments - including food & beverage, cosmetics and medical devices - for product traceability and smart data management.

Aimed at consolidating and strengthening the leadership of both partners in existing and emerging markets, the five-year agreement involves synergistic cooperation for developing and implementing innovative solutions via specific projects, new business opportunities and new products. These will initially take the form of new, collaborative production lines, then expanded to comprise upgrades and retrofits of existing lines.

The agreement will result in significant growth in the integration of Antares Vision technology within IMA machines, further strengthening this important commercial and technological partnership.

Emidio Zorzella, Chairman and Managing Director of Antares Vision: "We are extremely pleased with the agreement we have reached with our partner, with whom we have been sharing experiences and skills in the pharmaceutical sector for over 20 years, through the supply of visual inspection systems for product quality control."

Zorzella added: "The agreement with IMA will allow us to penetrate new sectors more quickly and consistently, per our mission to bring our high-value offerings into high-leverage sectors beyond pharmaceuticals. Together, the two global leaders promote the digitisation of the supply chain, with future-ready applications, from automation, to interconnection, to smart data management, to guarantee Trustparency - transparency that generates trust."

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