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IMI Critical Engineering is a world-leading provider of critical flow control solutions that enable vital energy and process industries to operate safely, cleanly, reliably and more efficiently.
We design, manufacture and install customised, highly engineered solutions for new plant builds and also provide complete plant lifecycle service support. This ensures that our customers benefit from efficient maintenance, speedy issue resolution and plant optimisation at all times.
We deliver great solutions to our customers through a unique combination of engineering know-how and fluid controls technology. At the heart of our 'Engineering great solutions' ethos is customer value.
The unique combination of our IMI Critical Engineering companies' know-how and worldwide experience underpins our reputation as a leading global supplier to the major energy and industrial process sectors.
In this section you will find the latest IMI case studies, organised by industry, application and industry. Use the drop downs to filter as required.
In this section you will find the latest IMI press releases, archived news, and IMI in Action case studies which highlight our businesses’ innovations and achievements.
Our performance and our ability to harness the Group’s full potential relies heavily on having the right people in the right places at the right time. This means recruiting and developing the best people, who have excellent, relevant skills and who are clearly aligned to both our values and our ambitions.
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IMI Critical has been applying Lean manufacturing techniques across a range of back office functions, achieving substantial efficiency gains in each case.
In IMI CCI Brno, Czech Republic, Value Stream Mapping methodology was applied to the process for the finance team's month end close process. The team was trained in Lean basics, and then created a map of their current process and an ideal future process, with a timeline showing how the future process would be achieved. Forty two actions were identified and assigned to different team members. As a result of the work, the team achieved a 16% improvement in the time required to complete the month end close.
Meanwhile in IMI Remosa in Italy, a Lean project has successfully reduced the cost of the inventory carried by the business by some 21% in just 12 months, while maintaining on time delivery at over 90%. A careful analysis of the business's inventory trends showed that stocks of raw materials remained constant regardless of orders and output. By modularising the valve design, putting stock materials to better use and adopting 'just in time' manufacturing, the business was able to "drastically reduce our stock and improve our plant key performance indicators" according to Mauro Natalini, Operations & Lean Manager for IMI Remosa.
IMI Critical Engineering, 6-2-2 Takatsukadai, Nishi-ku, Kobe,Hyogo 651-2271, Japan
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