About IMA

IMA Engineering Ltd (est. 1994) is focused developing and supplying technology, products and services for sampling and analyzing elements and minerals from ore and rock while processing. The IMA on-line analyzer technology is used in various stages of mining process for analyzing drill cores , drill cuttings, material on conveyor belt and in loader bucket. IMA’s “On-Line Mine” concept integrates analytical ore grade and geo-metallurgical information with ore location in benches, in muck-piles, in ROM pads and on conveyors with metallurgical data that that is fed forward to mill and concentrator for processing optimization and fed backwards to mine grade control and loading optimization.

This results in reduction in waste rock dilution and in ore losses, and in solutions to sort bulk material on conveyor belt based on their grade with IMA Bulk Ore Sorting Systems (BOSS). The IMA provided on-line ore analysis information combined with location coordinates provides the ore value based key data for the Big Data in Mining.

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Jukka Raatikainen - CEO

Jukka Raatikainen is the CEO and founder of Ima Engineering Ltd. Jukka has graduated as a physicist (MSc.) from Eastern University of Finland in 1982 from department of applied physics. Jukka has over 30 years of experience in mining and mining relatetd technologies. Jukka‘s technical ambition has led him to develop innovative sensor solutions for minerals on-line analysis with the objective to improveing materials processing in exploration and in mining.



Ilpo Auranen - Chairman of the Board

Ilpo is the Chairman of Ima Engineering with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and mining services industry. He has extensive experience in International Sales, Mining, Engineering, Strategic Planning, and Business Development. He graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology (new name: Aalto University).



Jukka Alli - Customer Success Manager

Jukka has been with IMA for more than 7 years. He has graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology as a mining and technology engineer. Jukka has also worked as research engineer in Helsinki University and he has also long experience in international high technology manufacturing from Nokia. In IMA he is  responsible of IMA global customer and research projects and ongoing customer service and support management.