Historically IMA (Germany) and Schelling (Austria) have always been close players in the Industry and worked under a network umbrella for many years until some six years ago when Schelling Anlagenbau of Austria bought IMA in Germany to form the IMA Schelling Group

Since that time, ISG as it is commonly known, have been busy on a global basis to consolidate the separate IMA and Schelling companies into one company to show a united front to all customers and be present as one group.

The fh6 cut-to-size saw

The appointed managing director of IMA Schelling UK Ltd will be Markus Freuis who has been part of the Schelling business in the UK since 1999. Andy Howell and Ashley Cooper formally of IMA UK Ltd remain on hand with their experience and expertise to support the newly merged business.

“We are therefore pleased to announce the merger of IMA Klessmann UK and Schelling UK Ltd into one company with its new base being Wetherby, West Yorkshire,” confirms Markus. 

The Novimat Compact R3 edgebander

“As well as the Schelling cut-to-size saws, and complimentary equipment available from our head office in Wetherby, we are please to have with us the world renown manufacturers of throughfeed single and double-sided IMA Combima edgebanding machines running at up to 120m per minute feed speed. 

IMA is universally respected manufacturers of the world famous IMA BIMA range of CNC machining centres – both with and without edgebanding and finishing facilities; as well as being the designer and manufacturer of the IMAGIC range of throughfeed point-to-point drilling and dowel insertion machines.

The fh8 cut-to-size plant

IMA UK and Schelling UK service engineers are all factory trained, with experience in mechanical, electrical and electronic fault diagnostics. All routine maintenance, machine repairs and servicing can be carried out without the expensive costs associated with overseas engineers.

“In the short interim, we will run both companies side by side to ensure continuity of business as usual for you our customers and we will start trading with immediate effect as IMA Schelling UK Ltd,” explained Markus.

The BIMA Px80 gantry machine

“We would like to assure all our customers and suppliers that its business as usual and there will be no changes to the support you receive and the customer service you experience in the past from both IMA Klessmann UK and Schelling UK.

“All the contact numbers etc will remain the same through this transition period and any changes will be announced to all our customers where applicable, please note the new email address – info.uk@imaschelling.com – if you have any questions please feel free to contact us via this address – here’s to a very exciting and prosperous future.”