Quality refurbishment for the 21st century
25 January 2013
In preparation for its 30th anniversary celebrations later this year,Mitutoyo has refurbished its Andover HQ, bringing it into the 21st century, and is planning a number of open days at showrooms across the country Estab
Established in the UK in 1980,Mitutoyo UK has long-established links with national standards organisations and a belief in strong customer relationships - factors, it believes, keep it at the forefront of measurement technology.
As a market leader in precision measuring equipment, it offer a wide range of products covering all types of micrometers, calipers and dial gauges through to hardness testers, projectors, DROs, SPC systems, non-cntact vision measuring systems and 3D coordinate measuring machines.
The company also offers a comprehensive selection of support utilities. From its regional showrooms in Andover, Coventry,Halifax and East Kilbride, and through its extensive field support team,Mitutoyo specialist services cover spares, repairs, calibration, sub-contract measurement and bespoke gauging solutions.
While acknowledging the benefits the latest equipment can bring to a company,Mitutoyo is keen to stress the human element. Correct training is vital to ensure a company stands the best chance of reaping the benefits expected of investment in equipment.
Historically, the UK has been weak in the availability of dedicated basic metrology training, relying mainly on individual firms providing their own particular versions to customers, with no common standards or recognised qualifications. Now, however, structured dimensional measurement training courses designed by the National Physical Laboratory as part of its Measurement Training program provide a recognised metrology qualification on successful completion and are available from approved providers at locations across the United Kingdom.
One of the founding principles of the Mitutoyo corporation is that any profit generated by an overseas subsidiary is always re-invested in the country where that profit has been made.Mitutoyo UK follows this policy; this investment now provides its customers with high quality showrooms strategically located throughout the country.
At the company's Andover headquarters, for example,Mitutoyo has undertaken a refurbishment project that includes a new modern interior and state-of-the-art audio visual technology. The showroom has been stocked with a wide selection of the latest instruments and machines from the company's range of metrology equipment, including contact and non-contact coordinate measuring machines, vision measuring machines and optical measurement systems, in addition to surface measurement machines, hardness testers and small tools.
The company encourages visitors to visit the showroom; if you're in the area just call in and look around; if you're travelling from further afield,Mitutoyo advises phoning first to make an appointment with one of its technical engineers.
The company is planning a number of open days at showrroms across the country during 2010 and will invite customers to visit their local Mitutoyo and discuss their measurement requirements with a team of technical product specialists. There will be the opportunity to take along a specific workpiece that they want to measure, so that Mitutoyo personnel can suggest a suitable tool or machine that meets their exact requirements.