Edinburgh, Scotland based CMM support and equipment supplier, APEX Metrology, has been announced as the latest partner of Renishaw’s Channel Partner Programme; the first Scottish company to join the programme.
The Renishaw Channel Partner Programme aims to continually enhance levels of local customer service and product support throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales region. This partnership agreement sees APEX Metrology become a Premium Partner, supporting the installation and integration of Renishaw’s CMM product range including the UCC range of retrofit solutions and providing access to the portfolio of Gauging, Styli and Fixturing products. APEX Metrology serves CMM customers throughout the UK in market sectors including aerospace, automotive, defence and energy.
Brian Young, Managing Director of APEX Metrology Ltd said, “To have worked with Renishaw CMM products for almost 20 years, we view the partnership as strategic development demonstrating to customers and employees alike that the relationship is strong, and we can focus on delivering and supporting the latest technologies for them.”
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“With advances in product design software, material technologies, and metal 3D printing, we began to see a general increase in the different types and volumes of CMM projects we were presented with. This technological evolution, combined then with the global COVID-19 pandemic, created a new set of business challenges to address.” stated Brian Youg at the time of the investment.
Moves by many businesses to identify more local sources of supply, a need for them to further minimise operating costs and observe restrictions on long distance travel and social distancing for example, meant the profile of the Apex customer base and its needs was changing rapidly.
He continued, “We knew we had to adapt and further augment the service we were offering. Customer planning horizons were also becoming shorter. What were previously quite predictable and cyclical demands became far less assured. It was clear that we needed to become even more agile than we were and to introduce even higher levels of future-proofing.”
“The upgrade of one of our 3-axis CMMs made perfect sense, from both technical and commercial perspectives. The cost and lead-time involved in installing a brand new 5-axis CMM was prohibitive and we just knew the existing CMM still had plenty of good service left in it.” Young stated.
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