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Founded on Experience, Focused on Future

Over 90 years' of experience and innovation in packaging machines

1924

1924

ACMA was founded by Mr. Gaetano Barbieri and went on to become a milestone for the Italian automatic packaging machine industry 

1930

1930

Bruto Carpigiani, one of the most important Bolognese designers in confectionery sector, introduced the Z-shaped wheel, a device that transformed a continuous rotating movement into an intermittent one, used  used in the revolutionary Acma 722 candy wrapper.

1940

1940

ACMA developed numerous packaging machines for both food and chemical products, one of the most significant being the original Acma 721, the first packaging machine for soap bars.

1956

1956

ACMA designed and launched its first detergent powder filling machine.

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1986

ACMA joined G.D S.p.A, leader in the tobacco manufacturing and confectionary products. After that acquisition, G.D decided to transfer its confectionary division to ACMA

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1986

CORNIANI, leader in the manufacturing of bottle filling and capping machines, joined ACMA.

1993

1993

ACMA developed its first flow packing machine, SP2. In 2009 the production was moved to Schio (Vicenza), known as “flow packing valley”.

2011

2011

Tecnomeccanica, company designing and supplying tea bag machinery, joined ACMA.

2013

2013

ACMA starts investing in the capsule filling technology, with focus on the coffee market.

90 years' of ACMA

To celebrate the 90 years' of ACMA constitution, we have looked into our archive and ... what a surprise!

We have found a lot of historical videos, blueprints, photos: limitless materials showing were started from and how far we have come.

A journey through our origins to discover ACMA future!