one group – one goal: Expertise in developing solutions for the woodworking industry
IMA und Schelling: gemeinsam auf dem Weg zum Marktführer im Bereich Losgröße 1


IMA Klessmann, the Lübbecke-based manufacturer of single machines and systems for networked manufacturing in the woodworking and furniture industry, is a technology leader and pioneer of the industry and therefore always a step ahead.


Schelling Anlagenbau is a technology leader for high-tech panel dividing saws and systems for the woodworking industry and the craft sector. The company stands for maximum productivity and machine availability, as well as professional project management.

IMA is a partner in the technology network it's OWL - Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe, in which more than 100 companies and research institutions work together.

In 47 projects totaling € 100 million, they are jointly developing solutions for intelligent products and production systems that adapt to the operating conditions and the wishes of the users. The spectrum ranges from intelligent automation and drive solutions through machines, vehicles and household appliances to networked production systems. New technologies will also be made available to small and medium-sized enterprises through transfer projects.

Awarded in the Leading-Edge Cluster Competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, it's OWL is considered one of the biggest initiatives for Industry 4.0 and contributes to securing production in Germany.

IMA is also a partner of the sustainability initiative Blue Competence.

Blue Competence ( is an initiative of the VDMA to promote sustainability in mechanical and plant engineering, but also to make sustainable solutions known to the industry.

With our partnership, we commit to comply with the 12 sustainability principles of mechanical and plant engineering (

Since 2018, IMA has also been a partner in the ambigence network. The aim of ambigence is to establish, through a network of partners for technology and integration, the marketing and development of a new product category for the integration of functions into the components of a piece of furniture.

IMA and Schelling - going together downthe path to being the market leader in the sector batch size 1.