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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 Korea has achieved a Lean score of 82%, just 3% short of world class, in its assessment at the end of last year.
This fantastic performance is the result of the continued application of LEAN techniques throughout the manufacturing process, and the extension of them into the back office. Over the past two years the Obeya concept has been implemented into sales and quoting processes; value-stream mapping has been introduced for financial processes; Heijunka Boards have been installed around the whole site; and planned and actual outputs are tracked at every work area.
Most recently, the Korea team implemented a Quality Review Station, aimed at achieving substantial reductions in the facility's cost of quality (COQ). The Quality Review Station (QRS) is located prominently in the facility, with a Material Review Board at its centre, so that open QRS orders can be tracked easily, and discussed by all members of the team involved in delivery at meetings scheduled daily and weekly.
Following the implementation of the Quality Review Station, IMI Critical Korea more than halved its cost of quality, to 0.14% of sales. "Our Korean team show how we can use Lean techniques right across the business to improve our efficiency and profitability," said Roy Twite, Divisional Managing Director of IMI Critical. "Their hard work has delivered better outcomes for the business and for our customers – keep up the good work."
IMI Critical in Korea has over 200 employees, and produces a full range of control, conventional and desuperheaters for the thermal and nuclear power industries.
IMI Critical Engineering, Lakeside, Solihull Parkway, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7XZ
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