We know how to close the gap, between what you should know and what you know.

We are convinced: the only way to improve productivity is by making a cultural change in the company.

At Itemsa we manage that evolution. We train staff and align them with the new lean management culture. We inculcate new values to expand the transforming inertia.

For us, "know-how" means that collaborators, workers, controllers, and those in support functions are perfectly trained in how to carry out their tasks. Any other interpretation is uncompetitive.

We offer our Customers the possibility to reach a situation of continuous, sustainable, paid-off improvement, without additional costs. Through knowledge transmission, we make it possible for our Customers to autonomously design and implement improvement programmes, training their management, technicians and senior staff in the use of the necessary techniques and tools, with the aim of keeping our know-how always alive..

ITEMSA training programmes have been conceived with the aim of providing its Customers with the necessary capacity to face the challenges of competitiveness of industrial companies and give a quick and effective answer to the constant and accelerated changes of market requirements in terms of costs, quality and service, with the aim of introducing them in the newest strategies, techniques and tools for industrial competitiveness.

The modules on strategies deal with strategic plan, product integrated management, value analysis and management and benchmarking (as disciplines for the optimization of business profitability), the philosophy and specific techniques of Lean Manufacturing (including the necessity for having a motivated internal organization, capable and flexible in any kind of situations) and the implementation of a Plan of enhancement of competitiveness (on the basis of the analysis and evaluation of the starting situation, establishing relevant and reachable objectives, scheduling the necessary actions and ensuring the sufficient participation and personal engagement level of the collaborators).

The techniques module deals with the philosophy and practice of Continuous Improvement (kaizén), with distribution systems in a plant (workshop layouts), the improvement of the working environment in offices (5’S), the analysis and improvement of working methods, the quick change of tools to optimize machine preparation and change of model (SMED), machinery and facilities maintenance (TPM) and improvement teams.

Finally, the tools module deals with the study of work and industrial timing, the introduction to predetermined times systems, the determination of times through MTM-1 and MTM-2, el MTM (Visual Inspection), the allocation of times through MTM-UAS and MTM-Standard Data and the ergonomics.

We help our Customers identify the training needs of their staff, according to the strategic objectives of their Companies and with the collaboration of the staff responsible for the different areas, through the development of the following activities:

  • Definition of the list of training needs, following importance and urgency criteria and having into account the available resources.
  • Definition of the different jobs and determination of the new technological or qualitative trends that will be required from the personnel.
  • Analysis of the employees’ actual performance, comparing the knowledge and skills of each employee with the Company’s objectives and the required profile.
  • Determination of the differences between the ideal profile and the present answer of the employee.
  • Detection of the necessary training complements, so that the employee performance in his or her job gets close to the wished one.

ITEMSA is Founding Member of the Asociación MTM Española (Spanish MTM Association) and works with Trainers certified by Spanish and French MTM Associations and the IMD (International MTM Directorate); consequently their trainees can apply for the official exam to become MTM Analysts.

For us, ITEMSA is more than a provider of training or technical advice on methods and times. For us it is a human team that provides us:  Innovation Technique  Excellence  Method  Solutions  Applicability in the pursuit of excellence in our processes. This company helps us to strengthen the talent of our partners and therefore achieve a work methodology that is much more productive and simple to handle.

Joan Capellades
HR Director Plant / Brose

Our experience with Grupo Itemsa dates back to 2001. We have worked with them within the scope of training and, more specifically, within the scope of time analysis. This way we have been able to carry out MTM courses and industrial timekeeping, both at the Itemsa facilities in Barcelona and at our site in Portugal.

Juan José Cambero Velasco
Methods engineer / Huf España S.A.

Our congratulations to ITEMSA for these 30 years contributing to the development and implementation of simpler and more efficient working methods. This company has allowed the integration of criteria for optimising quality, ergonomics and occupational health and safety.

Carlos Francisco De Osuna
Health & Safety Manager

In 2011, and by chance, we ended up finding ITEMSA.  And we were very lucky.

Since then, we have been able to benefit from a methodology and applications that have allowed us to substantially improve in all areas. We have been able to verify that they are highly qualified in a wide range of areas such as: processing of methods, advice, training, rigour, speed, involvement, trustworthiness, support, and so on.

Nowadays, when referring to ITEMSA, we no longer refer to the company as such, but we refer to the people who work there: like DAVID, ALBERT, JULIAN, RAFA, among many others.

And, surely, this closeness and personal attention is what makes the difference and makes them BIGGER.

Thank you

Ginés Adán
Department of Improvement and Methods / GESTAMP METALBAGES

Our need for collaboration with ITEMSA is based on the obligation to update the descriptions and assessments of jobs corresponding to the professional profiles of our staff.

We take a very positive view of ITEMSA’s performance as an external solvency advisor. In addition, it has also been fully recognised by the trade union representation as a valid interlocutor in the required terms of objectivity, an essential factor for the successful completion of the project.

José Manuel Salido
Financial & Administrative Manager / BIC Iberia – Manufacturing

“From ITEMSA’s collaboration with ONCE, it should be noted that, together with its team of professionals from the Central Prepared Unit of the Logistics Centre, there was full knowledge and involvement in all the preparation processes of the ONCE gaming products. This resulted in us being able to successfully implement an operational method that guaranteed stable quality production, with productivity control and incentives."

Daniel del Pozo Menor
Head of the Logistics Unit / ONCE

Collaboration with ITEMSA has always been very positive. Working with them is very easy because they quickly understand the needs of the client. They have a highly developed and pragmatic vision of process management, with which success is guaranteed.
They know what they have to do at all times and they carry it out effectively, without any kind of procrastination. Working with them is a competitive advantage due to the results achieved and, above all, for the knowledge and change of mentality that remains in the company.

Carlos Labajos
Plant Manager / Magneti Marelli-Automotive Lighting

"After a collaboration of more than 12 years and in three different companies, I can only say that the overall result has been exceptional. Always preceded by the achievement of results, they not only provide something different in the organisation, but they also contribute to improving training at all levels.

We have worked in all fields and tools both in the operative part (organisation, methods, improvements, 5S's, SMED, etc.) and in the training (middle management, leadership, lean tools, project management, etc.). And, in all cases, the result has always been the expected one.
We cannot forget the Soft Itemsa, the tool that has been an asset in our methods department. It has managed to add agility, precision and ease in the management of methods.

It is worth highlighting the high level of experience, skills and professionalism of the people who make up the organisation and with whom, in addition, I have had the good fortune to work hand in hand."

David Rodilla Coronado
Director of Operations BU1 / Meleghy Automotive Barcelona S.A.U.

"When some Lecta technicians came up with enthusiasm for the idea of ​​starting a SMED project at Lecta, I thought that going from theory to action would greatly lower expectations. The reality is that both the methodology and the way Itemsa interacts with the operators and technicians, makes the ideas flow and the results are tangible. So much so that we are already starting the fourth project with them and they are the reference for all the factories of the group".

Joan Guinart Puigvert
Operations Corporate Director / Lecta Group

From our relationship with ITEMSA, I would highlight their mastery of the subject, the experience they have, the firmness and peace of mind with which they defend the arguments before their different interlocutors. They also stand out for their proximity to the client, something that offers greater confidence and peace of mind in management.

Marc Carrera Domènech
Managing Partner of Oficina / SAGARDOY Abogados

“What started as a support analysis of one of our production lines ended up being a productivity improvement project and an organisational change.

The change has not been without difficulties but, thanks to the colleagues of Itemsa and their experience and professionalism, we have managed to take a step forward and become a more competitive site.

Itemsa has formed us and has accompanied us throughout the process to achieve success and we feel proud of the change. Thank you for making us see that change was possible and for giving us the confidence to believe in ourselves.”

Montserrat Compte
Engineering Manager / SMP automotive

I have been working with ITEMSA for more than 20 years. I have done so from different companies, both in terms of training and advice. It has been, is and will be a pleasure to continue maintaining the relationship in the future, as they have always been there when I needed their professional help. Excellent professional level of their whole team, always giving full confidence and success in their results.

Crisanto Ayala López
Head of the Methods and Times / Lean Department
Schnellecke Logistics España