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ACE headquarters in Michigan.
British engineering giant and additive manufacturing champion Renishaw has announced it has acquired a US metrology specialist, with particular expertise in the automotive industry.
The organisation has bought Advanced Consulting & Engineering (ACE), a US-based supplier of dimensional measurement products and services. Based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, the family-owned business provides Renishaw with additional expertise in programming, using leading industry packages that will further support Renishaw's sales of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), probing systems and Ecquator gauges in the US.
ACE founder Ken Bergler said: "We are very excited at becoming a part of the Renishaw Group which is globally respected within the metrology industry."
The company has been providing its range of in-house and on-site metrology services to customers for over 15 years. Its services include contract inspection, CMM fixture design, machine retrofits, CMM programming, training and full turnkey solutions from conception to completion. Since 2011 the company has also been a distributor of Renishaw's CMM and gauging products, including REVO, PH20 and Equator. ACE has A2LA lab accreditation.
Bergler continued: "This is a great opportunity to expand our existing operations and I believe that we can make a significant contribution to Renishaw’s US operations through the specialist skills that we have developed servicing our high quality customer base."
President of Renishaw Leo Somerville added: "This is an excellent acquisition for Renishaw and further underlines our commitment to invest in the development of our metrology business. We have known Ken and his team for many years over which time ACE has built an excellent reputation for delivering high quality measurement solutions, particularly for demanding applications within the automotive sector.
"As Renishaw continues to focus on supplying end-user metrology solutions, including CMM retrofits and installations of our Equator gauge, the specialist programming and applications knowledge within the ACE team will be particularly valuable."