Transform the factories into a safe working environment where digital technology enables each person to develop innate abilities to become a factory with a future, within a sustainable world.
As a team, we always had the vision on the urge to improve people’s lives on the shop floor, where everything happens. Soon we realize that it was critical to make them part of the company strategy and growth. However, we needed first to understand their daily routines and reality.
We did not hesitate a moment to wear our safety shoes and go to the Gemba, where things happen. After a few successful trials in 2013, a diverse and courageous team of operations and software engineers with many years of experience in lean manufacturing, designed what it is today the mlean® Production System.
The team’s laser focus was how to maximize the innate abilities of the frontline associates and industrial processes with a digital production system, perfectly integrated into the factory engine. Besides the goal was to improve their user experience with digital tools to maximize their contribution. In 2014 Mobile Lean, SL was created, and then our manifesto:
Go where the action happens
Involve your people
Just in time
On the move
We were proud to see that our system was bringing self-actualization to better deal with reality, solving problems easily and improving efficiency in a sustainable approach. Customer adoption and an improve the user experience were next.
One thing was clear, whatever we develop had to solve every single problem we detected. At the same time, this system should encourage us to be as much as we could at the shop floor, foster communication and collaboration, and simply connect people with industrial processes. That simple. A system to detect, collect and share information, ready at any time, for anybody, anywhere.
We believe we were born to continue developing abilities of the people providing them with the right tools. In this way, not only we are developing and engaging their people but ensuring company survival. At mlean, we are very proud of creating value for customers, transforming worker’s lives and, setting trends for a better, more sustainable, and efficient world. The mlean® Production System is already implemented in large and local enterprises, and it is already present in almost 200 factories globally.
“Testing the Waters” – Mobile Lean Manufacturing
- Job Observation and 5S development
- iKaizen Development
- First on the field trials (Spain, France and Portugal)
- Success stories and market expectation
2014 – 2017
- 2014 mlean is born
- First 13 factories in 4 global customers
- Members of the Lean Community, Facyl & Escuela Lean
- The first investment round closed
2018 – 2020
- The mlean® Production System
is already in +150 factories
- + 30 international and local customers
- 23 countries & + 12 languages
- International partners network expands the mlean® PS
Leaders in the market
2021 – 2023
Become a manufacturing industry benchmark
- Provide mlean® PS with AI
- Presence in +2000 factories
- Market Expansion in Europe and South America
Awards & Recognitions
Premios Emprendedor XXI: the company with highest potential in Castilla y León
Angélica Lozano, mlean CTO named as Best Executive R+D by Castilla y León Económica.
We are a team of talented people from both sides of the Atlantic. Beyond being members of the mlean team, we are artists, parents, singers, lovers of good wine and food, travelers, climbers, gardeners, golfers, musicians, runners, bicycle riders, brothers, sisters, friends and animal lovers.
CTO & CO-FOUNDER
PhD in Telecommunications Angélica counts with l2 years of experience in SW development. Since 2012, in the role of CTO leading agile teams and Product Development.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
MsC in Telecommunications Engineering.
Roberto counts with 16 years of experience in SW development. Since 2011, leading startups companies as CEO. directly responsiblo of Business Development.
CFO & CO-FOUNDER
MsC in Telecommunications Engineering.
Antonio counts with 15 years of experience in SW development. Since 2011, leading startups companies as CFO.
CUSTOMER SUCCESS DIRECTOR
BA in Translation and Interpretation. Master in International Management and Foreign Trade. Elena has over 10 years of experience leading her own business as interpreter and languages teacher, and wide experience in customer service.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
BBA and Master in Marketing and Commercial Management. Juan has more than 10 years of experience leading commercial teams and international expansions for several companies in different industries.
+40 years of experience in automotive sector. Emilio has worked as Quality Manager and Senior Consultant on Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
Carlos studied Electrical Engineering at MIT. He completed the General Management Program at HBS. Carlos has led engineering and business teams from early stage startups to billion dollar companies in Boston and Silicon Valley.
Markus has over 25 years of experience in building software-based businesses in various technical, marketing, sales and general managoment roles. He is an alumni of Harvard Business School.
+40 years in manufacturing sector. Javier has experience as executive in different areas as Human Resources. Operations and CEO roles in automotive and wind power firms in Europe.
mlean in numbers
hour/year on factories