IMA and OMAS 02.04.24

IMA has announced its acquisition of OMAS Tecnosistemi, a supplier of high-tech customized solutions in the cosmetics, make-up and personal care sectors.

The agreement provides for the purchase of a majority of OMAS’s shares, held by its manager Savino Giudici.

Luigi Giudici founded OMG, a mechanical workshop specializing in the production of contract dosing systems for installation on automatic filling machines, in 1973. Savino Giudici then founded OMAS Tecnosistemi in 1987, which was transformed into a supplier of high-tech customized solutions. 

Today the company, located in Cerro Maggiore, Milan, specializes in solutions for fully automatic filling and capping lines for the cosmetics, make-up, personal care and pharmaceutical industries. Its range of machines was already included product preparation, cleaning, bottle and cap orientation, handling and filling, but the secondary packaging part of a complete line down to the pallet was missing. 

IMA says this was where the two companies combined to become the “one-stop partner” in the cosmetics, make-up and personal care sectors, for filling and packaging lines of all kinds. 

In 2023, Wild and Morrama packaged liquid cosmetics in aluminum casing and bamboo-based refills. Morrama developed a new refillable bottle – and refills claimed to be 100% plastic-free and compostable – for Wild’s liquid cosmetics in a bid to drive down single-use plastic waste. 

We took a broader look at the issue of reuse and refill in cosmetics and personal care, seeing how the sector reacted following the European’s Commission’s announced revisions of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive – and WWF’s position paper including a framework for reuse systems.

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