ITM starts tooling division in Dominican Republic

April 16, 2018
ITM starts tooling division in Dominican Republic

KAMPEN/SANTIAGO, FEBRUARI 12, 2018 – With the start of tooling division PMP Dominicana, ITM offers high quality, precision machine parts to companies in Latin America. Chairman of the board of ITM, Arend van der Sluis, has opened the factory on February 8, in the presence of ITM employees in the Dominican Republic.

As an established company in the Dominican Republic, ITMGroup noticed the need for a precision machine part supplier in the area. The start of PMP Dominicana will benefit existing customers of ITM in the tobacco industry, and other potential customers in Latin America.

Cooperation with GTS/SCM and RNT Machinery

PMP Dominicana is a division of ITM company GTS/SCM S.A. It will work closely together with GTS/SCM S.A. and RNT Machinery S.A., both based in Santiago. These companies will give PMP Dominicana a running start, by ordering precision machine parts to benefit their machines, used for cigar production and packing.

State of the art equipment imported

This collaboration made it possible to import a wide range of tooling machinery to the Dominican Republic. In a 1.200 m2 new building, PMP Dominicana houses state of the art turning and CNC milling machines. By developing this company, ITM has profited of the experience and advice of its sister company PMP Poland. This tooling company has more than twenty years of tooling experience for high-end machine companies.

Over hundred employees in Dominican ITMGroup companies

ITM has expanded its activities in Dominican Republic since it transferred SCM’s cigar activities from Europe to this location. GTS/SCM S.A. is able to serve the ever-growing cigar industry in the Dominican Republic with “as is”, functional overhauled or rebuilt machinery. In January ITM acquired RNT Machinery S.A., a company dedicated to design and manufacture packing machinery. As ITM companies together, GTS/SCM S.A., its division PMP Dominicana and RNT Machinery S.A., offer employment to more than a hundred people in the Dominican Republic.