|2017||New Business Location in Stuttgart and 15 years jubilee of imk automotive GmbH|
|2015||Foundation of imk automotive S.A. de C.V. in Mexiko, Office in Puebla.|
|2014||New Headquarter opened in Chemnitz, Germany. Relaunch of imk webpages including ema portal.|
|2013||New office opened in Schwaikhaim located in automotive region of Stuttgart, Germany. First offered ema trainings of modular training concept and ema webinare are held. First issue of imk innovative released as customer magazine. Membership in EAWS User Group of German MTM Association.|
|2012||ema is applied by german automotive enterprises. First Roundtable „ema in practice and teaching“. Establishment of new business unit Ergonomics. 10 years imk celebration and groundbraking ceremony of new planned Headquarter.|
|2011||First ema pilot projects and license revenue through ema software. Winner of IQ innovation competition related to developing the software ema. Development of an unique numeric human bahavior model.|
|2010||Establishment of new consulting business unit. Building competence teams in all business units. Foundaton of imk automotive, Inc. located in Greenville/South Carolina, USA. Winner of potencial innovation competition related to software ema (Editor for manual work activities).|
|2009||Development of motion synthesis for digital human models as part of research and development project eMAN. Furthermore development of competences focusing electronic mobility and ergonomics in industrial production.|
|2008||Development of Micro Servo Drive (MSD) and an additional battery with charging connection (BPS). Exhibitioner at international automechanika fair in Frankfurt, Germany.|
|2007||Foundation of imk holding GmbH and imk mechatronics.|
|2006||Implemenation of ERP System to ensure common business processes. New matrix organization of new business unit Advanced Technology Development.|
|2005||Foundation of virtualcitysystems GmbH as an affiliate of imk focusing on city visualization software.|
|2004||Opening of new station for proto types and testing. Specializing the business units technical visualization and city visualization.|
|2003||DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 certification. Portfolio added by busienss unit Visualization/Simulation.|
|2002||Foundation of imk automotive GmbH located in Chemnitz, Germany. Starting business with 11 employees of business units Development and Planning.|
History of the German Parent Company – The FRAMO Logo
When on April 28th 1923 Jörgen Skafte Rasmussen, a native of Denmark with two engineers, Richard Blaun and Paul Figura, established the "Metallwerke Frankenberg G.m.b.H", nobody could imagine that a significant part of the saxonian car industry was just born.
Until 1926 the company was only a part supplier to the "Motorenwerke J.S. Rasmussen G.M.B.H." in Zschopau (DKW). In 1927 a three-wheeler vehicle branded FRAMO (Frankenberger Motorenwerke), designed by DKW, went into production. During the years until 1943 the production focused on transportation vehicles, but also the manufacturing of motorcycle parts played an important role.
During WW II the production was directed to military equipment, so vehicle manufacturing was no longer possible.
Afterwards followed arduous post war reconstruction years, but FRAMO was completely dismantled because of its previous military equipment production.Only in 1949, vehicle production at Frankenberger Motorenwerke could be started again.
By the year of 1957 ended the story of FRAMO with the factory being renamed to become VEB Barkas-Werke Hainichen. The vehicle museum at the city of Frankenberg (Saxony) now awakens the story of the renowned company to new life. The imk automotive took over with pride the former FRAMO logo to make it its own label.