Renishaw (Hoffman Estates, Ill., USA), a global engineering technologies company, reported on April 16 that it has purchased the business of Advanced Consulting & Engineering Inc. (ACE, Rochester Hills, Mich., USA), a supplier of dimensional measurement products and services focused on the automotive industry.
The acquisition provides Renishaw further specialized programming capabilities using leading industry packages, and will help to support Renishaw’s sales of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) probing systems and Equator gauges in the USA.
For more than 15 years ACE has provided a range of in-house and on-site measurement services to its customers including contract inspection, CMM fixture design, machine retrofits, CMM programming, training and full turnkey solutions from concept 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.
“We are very excited at becoming a part of the Renishaw Group, which is globally respected in the metrology industry," says Ken Bergler, founder of ACE. "This is a great opportunity to expand our existing operations, and I believe that we can make a significant contribution to Renishaw’s U.S. operations through the specialized skills we have developed servicing our high quality customer base.”
Leo Somerville, president of Renishaw Inc., says, “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 in the automotive sector."