ACMA was founded by Mr. Gaetano Barbieri and went on to become a milestone for the Italian automatic packaging machine industry.
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 in the revolutionary Acma 722 candy wrapper.
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..
ACMA designed and launched its first detergent powder filling machine
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
CORNIANI, leader in the manufacturing of bottle filling and capping machines, joined ACMA.
ACMA developed its first flow packing machine, SP2. In 2009 the production was moved to Schio (Vicenza), known as “flow packing valley”.
Tecnomeccanica, company designing and supplying tea bag machinery, joined ACMA
ACMA starts investing in the capsule filling technology, with focus on the coffee market.