IMT was founded by Attila Oess.
First group dynamics training in Düsseldorf, Hilton Hotel, with trainers A.Oess and A.Sauter
SOSCOT – Social Skill and Competence Training – a 3 days group dynamics leadership training was introduced that keeps on running ever since.
Michael Lezius, AGP und A.Oess, IMT undertook first initiative for founding the Gesellschaft für Organisationsentwicklung (GOE)
A.Oess, IMT with partners Christoph Lauterburg, Karsten Trebesch, Klaus Doppler H.Rieckmann, Burkhard Sievers u.a. were founding the GOE.
The duration of SOSCOT was changed from 3 to 6 days.
IMT and G.Spiess were organizing the annual INSEAD Alumni Conference „Japanische Management Methoden (Japanese Management Methods)“ in Düsseldorf, Park Hotel
IMT together with RKW and DGFP were organizing the “Ersten Deutschen Quality Circle (QC) Kongress” in Düsseldorf and 11 consecutive QC conferences.
IMT invited W.Edwards Deming, the famous quality GURU, as keynote speaker for the “2. Deutschen QC Kongress” in Bonn (Germany).
A.Oess, IMT together with H.J.Dorr, RKW, Prof.W..Bungard, Prof.K.J. Zink u.a. were founding the “Deutsche Quality Circle Gesellschaft (German Quality Circle Association)”
IMT and partners from France, Italy, Spain, England, Sweden and Belgium were organizing the first „ International Quality Circle Conference“ in Brussels with 900 participants. An international network for QC, TQM and later Lean with these partners was founded.
IMT invited Prof. K.Ishikawa, Tokio, the famous Japanese quality expert, as keynote speaker for the “ 5. Deutschen Qualitäts und QC Kongress“ in Bad Soden (Germany)
First TQM mission to the “Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE)” and various well known Japanese TQM companies like SONY, Subaru et.al..
IMT invited Philip B. Crosby as keynote speaker for the “6. Deutschen Qualitäts und QC Kongress“ in Hannover (Germany)
IMT and international partners were organizing the „ 2.International Quality Circle Conference“ in Paris (France) with ca. 16 000 participants.
IMT invited Masaaki Imai for his first KAIZEN Training in Cologne (Germany)
A.Oess was participating in his first KAIZEN workshop organized in a muffler company in Valencia (Spain) guided by Y.Iwata und Ch.Nakao, of Shingijutsu, Nagoya, Japan.
TQM mission by A.Oess to the Florida Power and Light Company, Miami, first Non-Japanese winner of the famous Deming Prize.
IMT began KAIZEN cooperation with Japanese consulting company Shingijutsu, Nagoya (Japan), founded by former Toyota Managers.
IMT began training of its consultants together with Shingijutsu consultants in KAIZEN philosophy and methods in Japanese companies like Toyota, Yamatake-Honeywell, Isuzu, Showa-Tekko, Hitachi, Mogami and others.
IMT was consulting KAIZEN with companies in Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, India, Turkey, Brasil, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, USA etc.
TPM Project with Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, Maryland (USA)
IMT and Shingijutsu were organizing the “The 1st German open KAIZEN Workshop“ at HELLA AG, Lippstadt (Germany).
David T. Jones, author of „The Machine That Changed the World“ and „Lean Thinking“ was invited as keynote speaker for the “11. Deutschen Qualitäts- und QC- Kongress“
A.Oess, IMT, and Y. Akao, author of „Quality Function Deployment“, were keynote speakers at the “ 1. European Conference on Quality Function Deployment”, organized by Galgano Associati in Milan (Italy)
TPM implementation at Walterscheid (GKN), Trier (Germany)
TPM implementation in 5 GKN companies, British automobile suppliers, around Porto Alegre (Brasil).
Lean project with BMW, Dingolfing (Germany)
Lean Implementation together with EUROSYMBIOSE at Citroen, Rennes; Gruau, Laval and Paulstra, Segre (all France).
Lean Implementation at Knorr-Bremse in München, Berlin (both Germany), Mödling (Austria), and Budapest (Hungary)
Lean projects at Daimler Benz AG, Stuttgart (Germany)
Lean implementation at Ford, Valencia (Spain)
TPM implementation at LEVER, Mannheim (Germany)
IMT Trainers were undergoing KANBAN Training in Japanese companies under the guidance of Shingijutsu
TPM and Lean Implementation at GKN, Faridabad (India)
Lean implementation at TRW, Pamplona (Spain)
IMT Trainers were undergoing 3P Training in various Japanese companies under the guidance of Shingijutsu
Lean Implementation at Linde Cooling Sytems (now Carrier), at Mainz (Germany) and Berun (Czech Republic)
Lean implementation and consulting at Litpol, Malow and Polam, Suwalki (Poland)
IMT trainers received SIX SIGMA Black Belt training by Bluefire, Minneapolis (USA)
KAIZEN consulting with Burcelik, Bursa and Cimtas, Gemlik (both Turkey)
Lean projects at VW Emden, Mosel, Kassel (all Gemany), Pamplona and Barcelona (all Spain)
SIX Sigma projects with BorgWarner, Recticel, FCI
3P implementation at BorgWarner, Campinas (Brasil)
Lean implementation at BorgWarner in Oroszlany (Hungary) and Bradford (England)
Lean consulting with Linde Heavy Trucks, Merthyr Tydfil (Wales)
Transfer of a manufacturing plant for an automobile supplier from Ingolstadt (Germany) to Bratislava (Slovakia).
Lean consulting with Philips Special Lighting, Pila (Poland)
FMEA Training at Faurecia, Wörth (Germany)
Lean implementation at BERU Ludwigsburg, Bretten, Muggendorf, Neuhaus- Schiernitz (all Germany) and Tralee (Ireland)
Implementation of „MQP- Management au Quotidien de la Performance“ ( engl. Management of Daily Performance) as part of the Michelin Production System in Bamberg (Germany), Stoke on-Trent (England) and Dundee (Scotland)
Implementation of 5S at Gefco (Germany) subsidiary of PSA, France
Lean implementation in various companies producing tubes, wires, resistors, processing glass, machine tools and others.