In practice, the project was kicked off in 2014. The Finnish private equity firm Korona Invest had surveyed the needs of manufacturing industry and decided that it was time to respond to the cries. To serve as the solid foundation of the new profitability partner, Korona acquired Oy Delta-Enterprise Ltd, a Finnish company specialized in optimization, and after rebranding, the name was changed to Roima Intelligence Inc.
The creation of Roima marked the beginning of a determined growth story. Since its foundation with only 30 employees and a revenue of three million euros, the company has grown at an immense rate. In just five years, both the headcount and revenue have increased almost tenfold. In 2018, Roima got a new majority owner, Intera Partners, which together with Roima’s other owners – management and key personnel – is steadily steering Roima towards ever more global markets.
Now, in 2019, Roima combines the solid expertise and time-tested software solutions of seven companies; the Finnish Delta-Enterprise, Done Software Solutions, Lean Forward, Lean System, Modultek and Logia Software as well as the Swedish Sprymer AB are now part of Roima.
– Delta Enterprise forms a solid foundation –Roima was created on the solid foundations of Oy Delta Enterprise Ltd, forming the roots of Roima’s MES business.
Established in 1989, Delta Enterprise focused on electrical and mechanical engineering and design. In the 1990s, the company’s started shift its focus to delivering automation (PLC&SCADA) services, which became the company’s primary business. In-depth automation and equipment integration know-how is still one of the major corner stones of Roima’s added value.
Later on, the company also entered new business areas like industrial IT and machine vision solutions. The first tailor-made systems were soon followed by extensive MES solutions based on the commercial MES platforms. This started a new era for the company, and since those days, MES and machine vision solutions combined with consultation services have formed an essential part of the company’s business.
Roima combines the experience of a forty-year-old and the openness and curiosity of a five-year-old.
– Year of strong expansion: Dialogos Team, Lean Forward and Done Software Solutions join Roima –In 2015, Roima experienced tremendous growth, as three companies Dialogos Team, Lean Forward and Done Software Solutions – joined in.
Operations management & enterprise resource planning business from Tieto
Roima’s offering was complemented with Lean System, an enterprise resource planning solution that has been the trusted solution of the industry already since the 1990s. Its foundations are in Dialogos-Team Oy, a company established in 1988 as a research spin-off of Helsinki University of Technology. The company launched the first version of Lean System production management system, which became a tool that covers the entire chain from the order to invoicing and from material needs to purchase invoice processes.
Through mergers and acquisitions, Lean System was moved under Tieto (TT-Tieto at that time) and dedicated as the only brand and product platform for the business. Lean System was positioned as a midsize enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for manufacturing and industrial service industries, and later on also as an operations management tool, with a special focus on manufacturing operations management and industrial service business.
Service business from Lean Forward
Companies using Lean System had growing needs for additional services in the area of operations management, and to respond to those needs, a new company, Lean Forward Oy, was founded in 2005. They were able to offer the customers expertise in requirements specification, architecture and technology choices and functional design services as well as, of course, in successful implementation projects, too.
Due to the industrial background of Lean Forward consultants, the company has been able to offer Lean System users advanced services based on in-depth know-how, as well as expert, training and development services in operations management. From Roima, the customer can now get hands-on expertise in shop floor operations, sales and operation planning and order-to-delivery processes.
Intralogistics from Done Software Solutions
To complement its offering, Roima also needed an advanced intralogistics solution. Especially the Finnish FidaWare solution and the company Done Software Solutions sparked Roima’s interest. The roots of this company based in the Finnish city of Seinäjoki extend all the way to the year 1978 and to Teknillinen Toimisto Esko Salo Ky that was located in the city of Kauhajoki. Within just a few years from its foundation, Esko Salo expanded the company’s operations and started to deliver turnkey intralogistics solutions to international customers too.
Over the span of its long history, the company’s name and ownership changed more than once, and in 2010, the company was known by the name Done Software Solutions, with its offering focusing on the FidaWare product family.
– Product management and the Netherlands – Modultek Oy –In the summer of 2016, Roima got a new business area from Modultek Oy, a company established in 1989 and based in the Finnish city of Pori, as well as the company’s subsidiary in the Netherlands. Roimians received 40 new talented colleagues specialized in items, product data and information throughout the product lifecycle and data quality. Year after year, the company’s products have been recognized as market-leading PDM/PLM solutions in Finland (user surveys by CAD/CAM Association of Finland CCY).
Product data is linked to many operations in a company’s order-delivery chain. With Modultek’s entry, Roima’s offering was expanded to also include the sharing of engineering and manufacturing data in industrial networks among principals and subcontractors – as that requires advanced product management.
Modultek was the first company in Finland whose experts were certified ISO 8000 Master Data Managers.
– Roima expands to Sweden –
– Holistic logistics solutions for the customer –The year 2019 began in joyful spirits, as Logia Software Oy, a Finnish company specialized in supply chain management, joined Roima in January. We got to welcome nearly 50 talented professionals as our new colleagues and a great number of well-managed customer relationships with businesses that use Logia’s cloud technology.
Logia has a long history in logistics; the company’s journey began already in 1975.
In particular, the entry of Logia reinforces Roima’s logistics know-how; our customers can now get the solutions for the management of their entire supply chain from a single partner.
Roima growth story continues
Today, Roima’s professionals develop solutions for product management, machine vision, enterprise resource planning and manufacturing operations management, intralogistics and logistics needs at our offices in Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands, with the mission to save the European manufacturing industry.
We are proud to be the key partner to a vast array of companies in the technology and food and beverage industries; Roima is the trusted partner of Atria, Glaston, Metso, Patria, Valio, Maskun Kalustetalo, Uponor, Valmet Automotive and 300 other growth-oriented companies in Finland and globally.
Roima’s innovativeness and growth-orientedness has been recognized. In 2016, the global media company Red Herring media chose Roima as one of the most promising technology companies in the world, unique of its kind in Finland. In 2017, Roima ranked 16th in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list. And the Roima growth story continues!