Renishaw Announces New Manufacturing Facility in Michigan, USA
GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK, May 29, 2019 – US-based R&R Fixtures has been a part of the Renishaw Group since its acquisition in 2012. R&R Fixtures will be changing its name to Renishaw Metrology Fixturing Solutions, LLC later this year and will be moving to a new facility located in Norton Shores, Michigan, in early 2020. The increase in market demand and growth in metrology fixturing cemented the need for increased capacity and capabilities.
A ground-breaking ceremony took place on May 21st which was officially signify the start of construction of the new 52,000 square foot facility. The new facility will be approximately three times larger than the current facility in Grand Haven with the potential to expand further in the future. This expansion will allow for increased manufacturing capabilities and for continued expansion into the global market for metrology fixturing, as well as R&D into new metrology fixturing products.
The highly energy-efficient workplace will include the latest technology in indoor air management and power distribution, as well as a 150 kW solar array as part of Renishaw’s global commitment to environmental responsibility. The new facility will also include a fully equipped demo room, allowing for workshops, open houses and on-site product training.
“We are very excited to break ground on an exceptional new facility for Renishaw’s fixturing business. This is a major investment in Western Michigan and expands Renishaw’s R&D and manufacturing capabilities in the US. Supporting both our current technology roadmap and future advanced engineering plans, this new facility provides a platform that will enable continued growth with high standards of manufacturing,” said Drew Baker, General Manager for Renishaw Metrology Fixturing Solutions.
For further information on metrology fixturing, visit www.renishaw.com/fixtures.