Story of passion and innovation

“The past year has represented another important step of growth and evolution for IMF. We have grown in terms of both turnover and expansion of product portfolio, reaching around 16 million.”

The IMF team - Story of passion and innovation

Alessandro Garbin, drawing on a family tradition spanning three generations in the world of green coffee, recounts his experience at the helm of IMF. The innovative company in Occhiobello that designs, manufactures, and installs machinery and industrial systems for roasting, with a keen focus on energy needs and environmental aspects, important themes of our times.

Speaking of history and tradition, how did your experience with IMF begin?

Alessandro Garbin, CEO of the company: “Our experience with IMF began in 2010 when we first had the opportunity to see one of these coffee roasting machines in operation. From the outset, we understood the innovative technology behind it and appreciated the final quality of the coffee obtained from the roasting process. We sensed the great potential it would have in the market, and immediately the idea of acquiring this small artisanal company arose.”

Can you tell us about this particular technology, and why we can talk about innovation and sustainability in the coffee world?

“The innovative roasting technology of IMF is equipped with a unique patented convection system that allows the recirculation of clean hot air through a dual-function combustion chamber, capable of generating the energy needed for the roasting process and reducing emissions into the atmosphere, ensuring significant energy savings as well as a substantial reduction in production costs.

Thanks to our knowledge of the raw material and collaboration and dialogue with the two founders. Some technical improvements have been made which have yielded great results. With the addition of these optimizations, we have introduced to the market, first in Italy and subsequently worldwide, a truly high-performance roasting machine.”

Can you describe how the past year has been for IMF?

“The past year has represented another important step of growth and evolution for IMF. We have grown in terms of both turnover and expansion of product portfolio, reaching around 16 million. Further growth is expected for the current year as we have promptly responded to all the expectations and challenges posed by the market.

Additionally, new production spaces have been acquired, adapting them for safety and comfort within the company, with significant investments also in human resources, always striving to maintain the well-being of employees; all this allows us to maintain a good level of customer service, the company’s main mission, and to tackle all markets to the best of our abilities.”