October 13 - 2015

ITMGroup acquires Gemba Solutions

The ITMGroup is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired Gemba Solutions Ltd located in Nuneaton UK. 

Gemba Solutions is an acknowledged specialist in delivering OEE software and continuous improvement services that maximize production efficiency, increase throughput, reduce inventory and provide all round visibility of a site’s operation and processes.

After 4 years of co-operation between ITMGroup and Gemba Solutions developing the ITM SenseUs OEE software, we are pleased to welcome the Gemba team to the ITMGroup and we look forward to working closely together. Acquiring Gemba Solutions allows ITM to better serve its customers with applied Continuous Improvement (CI) services.  The new attractive product portfolio will be offered to existing and prospective ITMGroup customers around the world with the help of ITMGroup’s worldwide sales and service network.

By combining ITM and Gemba’s CI team experience we can offer our customers complete CI packages consisting of acquisition and analysis of reliable and unambiguous data, root cause identification, implementation of corrective actions and sustaining the improvement. We will be able to support our customers with customized workshops and transformation programs which will lead to significant cost savings.

“We are extremely pleased to have made this acquisition” said ITMGroup Director Jeroen Slobbe.  It will enable us to offer both ITM and Gemba’s customers a truly world-beating combination of products and services. The tobacco industry has recognized the underutilization of their resources. It is critical to support our customers with possibilities to unveil this hidden potential”

Gemba’s Managing Director, Richard Oakden commented: - “We are delighted to be joining the ITMGroup.  We see this as a real positive for Gemba’s existing clients.  ITMGroup is a significant player globally and is at the forefront of technology, but it shares the same customer and team-focussed values as Gemba.  This will enable us to give our customers the benefits of having access to state-of-the-art technologies without losing the flexibility and familiarity of working with the Gemba team.

ITMGroup has become one of the leading innovators and suppliers of technology and services for the global tobacco industry. Together with the Solaris, ITM's filter combiner, and Genesis, ITM’s modular e-cig machine concept, the company now offers a complete portfolio of solutions for Risk Reduced Products (RRP).

ITMGroup has production sites in the Netherlands, Poland, UK, Germany, Dominican Republic and Luxembourg as well as sales and service centres around the world.  The company is able to supply technology to different market segments within the tobacco industry. ITM supplies the cigarette industry, while SCM and GTS-SCM serve the cigar industry; TDC focuses on MYO/RYO, Shisha dosing & packing and e-cigarettes. IMAtec, with its latest innovative RYO Multi-format Booklet solution delivers innovative and value-added solutions in OTP (Other Tobacco Products) Packing and Non-Tobacco Products.

‘Leading innovator’ and ‘passion to serve’ are core values through which the ITMGroup successfully distinguishes itself in the market and the acquisition of Gemba Solutions is a further demonstration of this.