TOWCESTER, UK — Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, in partnership with asset manager MEPC, opened a dedicated metrology facility – a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility covering 3000 square-feet within the Innovation Centre of Silverstone Park in Towcester.

John Drover, sales manager for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence UK, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have launched this specialist facility within the iconic Silverstone Park and are hugely excited about the real, tangible difference this will make to not only SME and start-up businesses across the region, but to industry as a whole.

“Our engineers and application metrology specialists are able to deliver inspection, validation, and quality control of components through the use of Hexagon systems which are capable of measuring to the sub-micron level, enabling our customers to achieve high performance and accuracy every time. But being able to verify and validate predefined standards for accuracy, reliability and precision is something that smaller businesses are unable to achieve due to financial restraints and restrictions.

“Through this new facility, we are opening up exclusive access to both the equipment and the support to enable tier two, three and four suppliers across the region to achieve first-rate provable standards. And by also offering dedicated training programmes, along with networking opportunities, this new facility will not only help facilitate growth and development across the SME sector, but it will help raise standards industry-wide.”

Roz Bird, commercial director of Silverstone Park, said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the team at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to launch this fantastic new facility, which will provide SME businesses across the engineering industry with unique access to a wealth of support and specialist expertise.

“The launch of the metrology facility forms a vital element of our overall vision for Silverstone Park which is to create a truly global destination for engineering, innovation and business development, and we are hugely excited about what the future holds both here and for the industry as a whole.”

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