Significant merger combines resource and manufacturing control services from A to Z
Palvelurahasto, a fund managed by Korona Invest, and LS Holding Oy, owned by key management, has acquired Lean System from Tieto Oyj and added Lean Forward Oy to the new company. Palvelurahasto is also the main partner in Roima Intelligence Inc. The business of both Roima and LS Holding is aimed at improving the productivity and efficiency of their customers operations through improved control.
LS Holding Oy and Roima Intelligence Oy will merge under the Roima brand, launched in December 2014. Lean System will bring a significant boost to Roima’s ERP expertise and Lean Forward Oy will further strengthen the consultancy business in the company. The new, stronger Roima has reached critical mass and is better positioned to offer wider ranging and further improved services to its customers.
”We are very happy to be able to combine Roima and Lean System into the premier supplier of production control systems in Finland. Our combination has a wide and longtime experience of providing medium and large businesses in Finland and abroad with solutions improving their profits and competitiveness”, says Pasi Lehtinen, the Investment Manager of Korona Invest.
One stop shopping for best solutions
Roima has collected new capabilities under the Roima brand. Fortified with Lean System’s products and services, Roima has an ever wider range of skills and resources at her customer’s disposal. With the combined Lean System and Roima expertise the customer can be provided with a unique overall service combining the best solutions in ERP, MES and WMS. With the consultancy strength of Lean Forward the service portfolio will be able to provide improved preliminary reports and ERP services. The old product names will remain under the umbrella of Roima.
”The merger of two significant companies who ensure the competitiveness of manufacturing will form a new kind of player, both in terms of combination and scale in the Finnish markets. We can offer our customers the best solution for the job from our wide portfolio of technologies, services and expertise. Roima will now have an even greater capability of executing customer projects both in Finland and abroad”, says Jukka Ropponen, CEO of Roima Intelligence Inc.
”The merging companies complement each other and together will provide larger added value to their customers”, says Risto Raunio, business manager of Roima’s new Lean System business unit.
There is no significant overlap in the functions of the merging companies. The most significant change for the employees will be the move of Lean System personnel into the Leppävaara facilities. Roima’s present staff will get a boost of 48 new colleagues and the company’s total head count will raise to 90. The new company will offer its employees improved career prospects.
This merger is part of the growth targets set for Roima Intelligence Inc. by its owners and a clear continuation of the merger with Done Software Solutions in May of this year.
Jukka Ropponen, +358 400 423 910, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pasi Lehtinen, +358 50 387 3196, firstname.lastname@example.org