Roima has created a new Business Unit and broadened its services into Product Information and Lifecycle Management with the acquisition of Modultek, a Finnish market leader in the field.
Modultek is headquartered in Pori, Southwestern Finland and has offices in Vantaa and Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Last year it had a turnover of 3,8 MEUR and employed 40 people.
Roima has grown rapidly since 2014. After this merger the Company’s turnover has grown from 3 to 16 MEUR and from 35 employees to almost 150 in a little over two years.
This merger was the next logical step in Roima’s and its majority stakeholder Korona Invest’s growth strategy. Roima is targeted to become a large international player capable of serving even the largest of companies in manufacturing and supply chain management.
”We will continue our planned growth”, assures Jukka Ropponen, CEO of Roima.
The merger of Roima and Modultek means a wider range and increased flexibility of services. Roima’s customers such as Finnish export companies will now be able to get Product Lifecycle (PLM) and Product Management Services (PDM) in addition to MES, Operations Management and Intralogistics services. The Product Management solutions are ideal for manufacturing and technical wholesale businesses.
Product Management is a critical component in managing networks, adapting to business changes and growth, and in the implementation of new technologies. Real-time interaction between Manufacturing and Product Management systems is essential.
”These new products and services reinforce Roima’s range of services and bring a sharper competitive edge to our customers”, states Ropponen.
Modultek will become a business unit within Roima and all of its employees will be transferred to Roima’s payroll as old employees. The three shareholder and key personnel will join Roima as Partners and continue working for the company. The business unit will operate from Pori, thus increasing Roimas’s network of offices in Finland. Modultek’s subsidiary in The Netherlands is also be part of this transaction.
”It is great to join such a dynamic and growing team as Roima is”, says Jukka Salovaara, Roima’s Product Management Unit Director.
The new products under Roima’s brand cover all levels of Product Management from Engineering PDM to PLM as well as commercial Product Information Management (PIM). These products range from the Finnish market leader in Product management Aton to SolidPDM and Codemaster as well as the 2016 launched Product Information Cloud platform for network based sharing of product information.
Roima Intelligence Inc. focuses on creating measurable added value to its customers by bringing intelligence into supply chains and manufacturing processes. Innovative devices, Industrial Internet and a smarter way of doing things enhances competitiveness by increasing customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness. Roima helps customers maintain and develop their competitiveness with more efficient operations and better quality. Roima´s offices are located in Espoo, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Turku and Pori.