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lean

Our vision

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.

Our story

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 wore our safety shoes and went 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:

Manifesto

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Go where the action happens
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Involve your people
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Just in time
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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 improving 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 were born to continue developing abilities of the people by providing them with the right tools. In this way, not only we were developing and engaging their teams 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.

The timeline

The traction

2013

“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

New Beginnings

2014 – 2017

mlean® is born
  • 2014 mlean is born
  • First 13 factories in 4 global customers
  • Members of the Lean Community, Facyl & Escuela Lean
  • The first investment round closed

Expansion

2018 – 2020

Growth & Collaboration
  • 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
  • Break-even

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 and León

2016

Second position in Spanish National Awards in Industrial Technologies.

2016

Best Young company by Castilla y León Económica Magazine.

2017

2018

Finalists as Best Innovative Solution in Advanced Factories.

2018

Best industrial Startup according to Ingenieros VA.

2019

Angélica Lozano, mlean CTO named as Best Executive R+D by Castilla y León Económica.

Leadership

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. 

Angélica

Lozano

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

PhD in Telecommunications Angélica counts with l2 years of experience in SW development. Since 2012, she is the CTO and leads agile teams and Product Development.

Roberto 

Delgado 

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.

Antonio

Alonso

CFO & CO-FOUNDER

MsC in Telecommunications Engineering. 
Antonio counts with 15 years of experience in SW development. Since 2011, leading startups companies as CFO.

Elena

Santos

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. 

Juan

Brágimo

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.

Advisors

Emilio

Delgado

+40 years of experience in automotive sector. Emilio has worked as Quality Manager and Senior Consultant on Lean Manufacturing methodologies.

Carlos

Montero

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

Rex

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.

Javier

Roncal

+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

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