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The contract was awarded as part of a modernization program for engines being carried out by one of the major car manufacturers in conjunction with the United States American location of the Industrial Metrology division. In conjunction with this initiative, Jenoptik has been awarded orders for metrology equipment totaling more than $15 million, including this order, since August 2010.
The order intakes from the automotive industry have increased sharply in the Industrial Metrology division since the second half-year 2010. In the first quarter 2011 the division posted an order intake which exceeds the previous year's level by more than 70%.