November 24, 2023 News, Total Productive Maintenance It was an honour to host the delegation over from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) this month. JIPM were the originator of the TPM framework back in 1970 and continued to lead the world ever since. Here at SMMT Industry Forum, we are 1 of only 6 JIPM Associate Agencies globally delivering the TPM Award and only 1 of only 4 consultancies globally licensed to practice JIPM TPM consultancy and training. We hold the distinction of being the only UK and European consultancy to have a consultant in our team who is TPM Black Belt certified by JIPM. We look forward to developing ever closer ties in the years ahead and continue to promote and deliver best practices to the highest standards.