ASF Metrology to acquire Nikon CMM business

Posted on 11 Mar 2018 and read 578 times
ASF Metrology to acquire Nikon CMM businessNikon Metrology recently announced that ASF Metrology ( intends to acquire its co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM) business, with the transaction being completed in about two months.

Nikon Metrology’s ( CMM activities — with offices in Belgium, France, Germany, the UK and the USA — represent about 25% of its world-wide consolidated turnover.

When the transaction is completed, all CMM production, development, sales and service activities — including Camio software — will be transferred to ASF Metrology, under the ownership and management of Angelo Muscarella, who has a proven track record in metrology — and especially the CMM business.

It is intended that all employees mainly dedicated to the CMM business will transfer to ASF Metrology.

Hajime Kosawa, CEO of Leuven-based (Belgium) Nikon Metrology, said: “This business transfer is in line with the 2017 Nikon Corporation strategic review for industrial metrology to focus on non-contact inspection, based on optical and X-ray technology. It will allow both companies to focus on a more-efficient growth strategy.”

Mr Muscarella said: “Thanks to our long-term experience in the CMM market and the close co-operation with Nikon Metrology, I believe that ASF Metrology’s competitive position in the industry and its focus on CMMs will enable us to expand the existing customer base.

“We will focus on growth in all regions by expanding our market coverage world-wide, ‘leveraging’ on the former LK brand name of the CMM business and its track record.”

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