ITW Mima Packaging Systems
ITW Mima Packaging Systems is the European marketing division of ITW's Specialty Systems businesses, manufacturing fully automatic stretch wrapping machines in Finland, semi-automatic and automatic machines in Bulgaria and manufacturing film in Belgium and Ireland.
Mima was founded in 1976 in the United States, to manufacture stretch wrapping machinery it was acquired by ITW in 1986. Alongside this, Matti Haloila started his own company in Finland and manufactured HaloilaHaloila - Etusivu semi-automatic stretch wrappers from 1976. In 1983 Haloila launched an automatic, rotating ring stretch wrapper with the brand name Octopus. Haloila became part of the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 1995, shortly after this, ITW acquired the stretch film business from Mobil and ITW Mima Packaging System was formed. ITW Mima Packaging Systems manufacture stretch films in Belgium and Ireland and stretch wrappers in Bulgaria and Finland.
The Octopus is also currently being manufactured for the US market in Canada by ITW Muller. Other Haloila’s wrapping machines include the Cobra, Ecomat and Rolle.