Who we are
IMS is the leading brand in the field of tool holders for CNC machines for iron, steel, wood, stone, marble, plastic, aluminum and glass working.
Thanks to the strong position acquired over decades of intense activity, IMS is able to act as a LEADER in the industry globalization process, still maintaining its own identity and its own brand, along with its operational autonomy.
The combined efforts produced in this context, have contributed to the growth of the company through manufacturing optimization and the sharing of technological and logistical knowledge.
IMS was founded in 1969 in Sommariva Bosco, Italy, thanks to the initiative of the entrepreneur Giuseppe Aprà. The idea of entering the field of tool holders for CNC machines in the most fruitful period of the Italian industry quickly paid off, laying the foundation for a lasting success.
2009 saw the opening of the first point of sale in the United States of America, IMS USA LLC, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Following, in 2014 Machtechsolution, based in Czech Republic, joined the group, as a commercial base for eastern European customers. In 2016, in order to promote the brand growth in western Europe, IMS Tecnica was founded in Valencia. As a result of this international expansion, also the historical Italian base has been drastically upgraded during the summer of 2017, with the opening of a brand new modern facility.
IMS production is mainly focused on tool holders for milling and integrated with a wide variety of accessories and components. IMS Engineering is dedicated to the design and manufacturing of custom made tool holders based on customer drawing. For every product, I.M.S. applies the most severe procedural discipline to guarantee the highest quality standards.
All of the IMS products strictly meet all the tool holders international standards and are manufactured with high range machines and processes. IMS works with qualified technicians and specialized personnel to guarantee quality, precision and punctuality.
We believe in connecting the industry just as our products connect tools and machines. We know our role goes beyond the mere provider of mechanical parts. We want to help you work better, faster, with workplace safety and operators health in mind.