Leuven, September 14th 2006 - Metris, the provider of reliable, innovative solutions for dimensional metrology, today announced the completion of the integration of LK Ltd. (Derby, UK), 3D Scanners Ltd. (London, UK) and Arc Second Inc. (Virginia, Washington, USA), companies that were previously acquired in January 2006 . The integrated Metris group is the leading innovating company in the micro metrology industry.
The integration included an alignment to the Metris identity and restructuring of the businesses to optimize efficiency, product development and service quality for the Metris customers. This phase has now been successfully completed.
Bart Van Coppenolle, President and CEO, Metris, comments: “The integration process has proceeded very well within the scheduled time frame. It is a great tribute to all employees and has truly been a team effort. We have taken the best of the practices from each company to create a winning organization for our business and our customers.”
The enlarged group has emerged as a leading independent Total Solutions Provider to the metrology industry. The integration of LK, Arc Second and 3D scanners has brought Metris greater scale, geographical reach and above product assets and technical competence resulting in a total solution for automotive, aerospace and general industry metrology. Bart van Coppenolle added: “We now have a strong foothold in Europe, US and Asia Pacific and are well positioned to capture additional market share.”
The integration of the recent acquisitions already resulted in new product releases such as the handheld scanners ModelMaker D and K-Scan MMZ. These releases nicely illustrate the strong interaction and drive between the members of the unified marketing and development teams.
Metris designs, develops and markets a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems for the automotive and aerospace sectors. The company offers world-class metrology solutions for both design and manufacturing communities. The comprehensive product family covers the full range of measurement volumes required by customers, in both fixed and portable configurations and with optical and touch sensors.
Metris provides best-in-class precision equipment and metrology solutions for classical CMM measurements featuring bridge, horizontal arm and gantry CMMs.
Metris is the market leader for CMM based laser inspection, with the Metris LC and XC laser scanners offering full surface and feature measurement.
Metris Optical CMMs are portable, handheld coordinate measuring machines, with a proven track record in engineering, pre-production, and quality control applications. The Optical CMMs can also be used in motion analysis and robot calibration applications.
Metris handheld 3D Scanners are the best-in-class articulated arm scanners for inspection and reverse engineering.
The Metris Laser Radar is the top solution available to the manufacturing industry that provides a fully automated, non-contact measurement and inspection capability for large-volume applications of up to 60 meters.
The Metris iGPS is a modular, large volume tracking system enabling factory-wide localization of multiple objects with metrology accuracy, applicable in manufacturing and assembly.
Metris completes its product portfolio with a full range of complementary software solutions for inspection and reverse engineering applications.
The Metris Headquarters are based in Leuven (Belgium) with additional production and development centers in UK (Derby, London) US (California, Detroit, Virginia), China, Russia, India and Bulgaria. Metris provides a worldwide network of sales and support offices located in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
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