The purchase of the family owned business will enable Renishaw to increase its metrology system sales. The R&R fixture is widely used to hold parts for dimensional inspection in almost every manufacturing field; from automotive, aerospace and electronics to medical and household appliances.
Speaking about the acquisition, Renishaw’s chairman and chief executive, Sir David McMurtry said: “We have known R&R Sales and its products for many years, and it has a very strong presence in the USA where it supplies fixturing to many high quality businesses.”
“With our new measurement products, such as the Equator gauge, and our existing global customer base for measurement products, we believe that we can significantly expand the market for the R&R fixtures,” Mr McMurtry added.
For over 20 years R&R has supplied the global measurement market with both modular and custom fixtures for CMM and vision systems. The company already had a long relationship with Renishaw in the US.
John Ray, president of R&R said: “We all look forward to this new opportunity and being a part of the Renishaw Group.”
Mr Ray added: “We sincerely believe that its extensive worldwide network of offices will help promote our high quality fixturing on more of an international basis and we also hope to incorporate Renishaw’s manufacturing processes within our plant to further improve our operational efficiencies.”