Industry Headlines

GE's Sensing Business Gets Government Grant to Develop UK Metrology Center

GROBY, LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM-The Groby manufacturing site of GE’s Sensing business, part of GE Energy, Measurement & Control Solutions, has been awarded £4.2 million ($5.76 million) over the next five years from the U.K. Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). The funding will be used to help the company to develop its GE U.K. metrology center and to continue its investment in advanced pressure sensor design and manufacture, creating innovative products for harsh environments, ranging from aerospace to sub-sea oil and gas production.

The RGF is a £1.4 ($1.89) billion fund operating across England from 2011 to 2014. It provides targeted support for businesses to allow them to expand and create jobs. The award is recognition of GE’s significant growth over the past few years and acknowledges and supports its planned investment in innovative technologies for a wide range of market segments, which will sustain existing jobs at the Groby site as well as creating a number of highly skilled, engineering and advanced manufacturing posts.

As Groby Site Leader Tim Povall explains,“We already are seen in GE as a Center of Excellence for pressure technology and can point to recent important developments such as our 4Sight calibration and maintenance software and our TERPS pressure sensor technology. This new funding will help us to continue to build our research and development capabilities and establish a world-class metrology center for GE in the East Midlands.”

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Quality Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

Karen Spencer, Clinkenbeard's quality manager, discusses what makes the plant stand out, advice for other plants, and looks to the future.
More Podcasts

Quality Magazine

CoverImage

2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Topics to Talk About

What topics would you like to see Quality cover more?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook2015_40 twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png  

eNewsletters