Industrial Machinery and Equipment

Interim Management in the Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry

MANAGERIM provides you with interim managers who are experts in the machinery and equipment sector to help you meet your transformation challenges

This highly diversified sector includes many companies that manufacture machines used to create capital equipment, electrical equipment, aerospace and defense, engineering and construction projects…

Its performance is very sensitive to fluctuations in the economic cycle. After a drop of activity due to the slowdown in the construction sector following the health crisis, for example, the sector is returning to a growth that is driven in particular by exports and certain sectors such as construction, aeronautics and the automotive sector...

This is why companies in the sector must continually strengthen their differentiation and face many challenges:

  • Continue efforts to modernize, robotize and transform the production tool (example: "Manufacturing Execution System" - MES for more visibility and control of factory operations, more efficient use of available resources, greater responsiveness and better production scheduling, analysis and quality control system)
  • Accelerate the digital transformation of their tools, methods and processes across the entire chain (IoT, Data Analytics in design and production, etc.)
  • Boost continuous performance improvement processes in the search for ever lower production costs and greater competitiveness
  • Strengthen Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) which enables long-term product maintenance, performance analysis and continuous product improvement, tracking spare parts and supplies, customer satisfaction assessment and new product design, accessories and services.
  • Reinforce development and innovation efforts
  • Re-think the Supply Chain
  • Stimulate HR management policy, training, talent management and retention
  • Optimize resource mobilization (including energy) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities

MANAGERIM, your interim management firm, expert in the industrial machinery and equipment sector

Our interim managers are experienced women and men, managers and executives, all with successful prior experience in driving transformation projects in the industrial machinery and equipment sector.

They have developed in-depth knowledge of the processes and challenges of various industrial sectors with multiple players (large groups, midcaps and SMEs), for example:

  • Manufacturing of lifting and handling equipment
  • Manufacturing of paint booths and surface treatments
  • Manufacturing of industrial aeraulic and refrigeration equipment
  • Manufacturing of viticultural equipment
  • Manufacturing of lawnmower blades

They accompany our clients -companies of all sizes, in a very operational way, for a temporary period (4 to 12 months) in:

  • emergency managerial situations:
    • temporary replacement of a manager (CEO, HR, CFO, plant manager, production, maintenance, technical, R&D quality, HSE, purchasing, supply chain, sales, marketing…)
    • temporary reinforcement of a team
    • crisis management
  • piloting a transformation project
  • steering performance improvement projects in the areas of finance, controlling, HR, IS (ERP implementation, etc.)
  • managing complex projects (launch, capacity increase, industrial transfer or site closure, crisis management, etc.)
  • reorganization, restructuring, turaround, merger or acquisition (M&A) programs
  • specialized and specific expertise in:
    • Quality and/or Health, Safety and Environment – QHSE / HSE
    • Maintenance
    • Technical aspects
    • R&D
    • Social relations management
    • CSR
    • Communication
    • Payroll and HRIS
    • Legal aspects
    • Digitalization
    • PMO

Examples of positioning of our interim managers

Here are some examples of rapid and targeted provision of interim managers:

  • Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a medium-sized company in the industrial equipment sector in the context of a turnaround: new impulse, restructuring, growth strategy, implementation of a key accounts approach...
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or a manufacturer of industrial machinery: relay management in a context of LBO and integration of a new acquisition team management, monitoring of the M&A project, accounting and tax responsibilities of operations…
  • Interim Plant Manager for a leader in industrial equipment for the agricultural industry: turnaround of the site’s industrial performance, lean manufacturing approach, implementation of a plan to strengthen quality and customer satisfaction
  • Interim Supply Chain Manager for an industrial machinery manufacturer: management of scheduling and planning teams, coordination between Sales, Production, Procurement, Warehouses and Quality, steering of performance action plans, OTIF improvement
  • Interim Human Resources Director for a major industrial machinery company in the context of a restructuring plan (implementation and management of an Employment Protection Plan & repositioning, cultural transformation)

  • You are looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the industrial machinery and equipment sector to temporarily replace a manager or lead a transformation project?
  • Call on our interim management firm MANAGERIM to rapidly mobilize the best interim manager profile


Our team is at your disposal and will rapidly mobilize the most adapted interim manager to your situation and your challenges.