Leuven, July 07 2008 - Metris and Automated Precision, Inc. (API) announce the formation of a joint distributor agreement. API will become a non-exclusive distributor for Metris MCA articulated measuring arms and ModelMaker D/C handheld laser scanners. At the same time, Metris will become a non-exclusive distributor of the API’s Tracker3 Laser Tracker.

Philippe Vandormael, Chief Operating Officer of Metris states: “We are very pleased with this distributor agreement, as it compliments our unique product offering for large-scale metrology applications with API laser trackers. Metris will integrate API trackers in Metris’ IS&T (Integration Services and Technology) solutions. I am convinced this partnership will enhance both companies’ solutions and produce an immediate benefit for both.”

Jeffrey K. Okamitsu, Vice President Business Development for API, says: “This joint distributor agreement is a strategic win for API and Metris. The agreement will enable both companies to expand their product offerings and still maintain a focus on their core products, technologies and markets. API, in particular, sees the opportunity to develop more comprehensive and complete solutions for its customers.”

About Automated Precision Inc.

Automated Precision Inc. develops, produces and drives worldwide metrology products that deliver the highest accuracy standards for coordinate measuring and machine tool operation. API’s headquarters is based in Rockville, Maryland, USA with offices located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Mexico, India and Asia.

Further information about API is available at

About Metris

Metris (Euronext – MTRS) designs, develops and markets a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems servicing design and manufacturing industries.

The company’s reliable and innovative metrology solutions cover the full range of measurement volumes required by automotive and aerospace customers, in both fixed and portable configurations and with optical and touch sensors.

Metris Headquarters are based in Leuven, Belgium, with additional production and development centers in Belgium, UK, Italy, US, Canada, China, India and Bulgaria. Metris provides a worldwide network of sales and support offices located in Europe, Asia, and North-America.

More information on Metris can be found on


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