Ingo Müller, our founding father. The father of all IMOVATORS.
IMO’s surface finishing technology is the most advanced worldwide. This gives IMO an advantage of knowledge allowing us to give customers optimal advice at the early stages of development. IMO owes this more than ultra-thin competitive edge above all to their staff with many years of experience, with the senior staff leading the way. These act as a model at all times and earn their recognition through integrity and credibility. They set high standards and are willing to be judged by the same measures. The new culture of leadership makes IMO a sought after employer far beyond the region’s borders.
Foundation of IMO - Ingo Müller Oberflächentechnik - by Ingo Müller as an plating shop for industrial bulk materials.
Commissioning of the first IMO-produced reel-to-reel plating line.
Foundation of MSP GmbH - Müller Spot Plating - by Bernd Müller.
Occupation of the new Plating Technology Centre in Königsbach-Stein.
Until 2006 Production of 30 reel-to-reel and 3 fully automatic bulk plating lines.
Change of generations, Takeover of IMO und MSP by Bernd Müller.
Takeover of the business activities by IMO Oberflächentechnik GmbH.
Introduction of new building and several plating lines.
Armin Müller joins the company and several spot units for selective strip finishing are put into operation.
Introduction of new spot techniques for selective reel-to-reel plating.
Expansion of production area for several reel-to-reel plating lines and a bulk material machine.
Commissioning of A710 - the latest Generation of a reel-to-reel plating line.
Commissioning of the fifth fully automatic bulk and rack material machine.
Commissioning of the A720 - another reel-to-reel plating system of the latest generation.
Expansion of the administrative building.
Kay Müller joins the company. Planning of a new production facility for the electroplating of individual parts in Pforzheim Nord.
The future has started.
We consistently work on our successful company history on.
Our ambition is to deliver nothing but top quality. This puts a strong emphasis on our main goal – WE want to be nothing more than the best and most innovative electroplating provider on the market. And because this is what we expect of ourselves, quality is our top priority. Our customers must be happy with their products at all times. This is why we always adjust our services to the customer’s demands. Our eye for details makes us a reliable partner for our business partners no matter what their company size.
IMO belongs to the small elite boasting a quality management system that meets the high requirements of the automotive industry. This means that the quality management system observes the strict guidelines meeting the international technical IATF 16949 standard. Owner of this certificate is Müller Spot Plating GmbH.
To stay one step ahead, a company needs foresight, the right touch for new developments and comprehensive know-how. These are our strengths. We can draw on know-how and experience that extend far beyond providing surface coating services. Our research and development team uses these assets to create innovative, eco-friendly top-of-the-line technologies, working quickly and without information losses and setting new standards time and time again. This enables us to offer high-value solutions to our customers fast and in perfect alignment with each customer’s individual requirements. Our solutions offer outstanding value for money and provide high selectivity in plating. In addition, they allow the cost-effective surface finishing of parts with complex and difficult geometries.
IMO is well aware of its special responsibility towards the environment. This entrepreneurial responsibility has an effect on all elements of its business strategy. To unite ecology and economy is therefore not simply idle talk but expressed in the fact that only the latest methods are used in our electroplating plants. Apart from that, we work to increase the staff’s awareness in respect of energy saving. All trainees are taught responsible handling of natural resources right from the beginning of their professional future. Precious ecological behaviour takes care of sustainable creation of value. It is not for nothing that IMO is the only company in its sector that is certified as per ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001. This commitment has already been confirmed on several occasions by the Environmental Prize awarded by the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Environmental Prize awarded by the Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw, the award honouring us as the Highlight of Economy and last but not least the nomination for the Industry Award 2012 at the Hannover Trade Fair.