(Renishaw: New Mills, UK) -- Renishaw, developer and manufacturer of precision technologies in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy, and precision machining, has purchased the business of R&R Sales LLC, a U.S.-based leader in fixtures for the global measurement and inspection market. The acquisition of R&R supports Renishaw’s increasing focus on metrology system sales, such as those involving the company’s versatile gauge, the Equator, for which R&R Sales provides fixturing devices.
Family-owned R&R has 19 employees and is based in Grand Haven, Michigan. For more than 20 years, the company has supplied the global measurement market with both modular and custom fixtures for coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and vision systems. 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.
“We all look forward to this new opportunity and being a part of the Renishaw Group,” says John Ray, president of R&R. “We sincerely believe that Renishaw’s extensive worldwide network of offices will help promote our fixturing on a more international basis, and we also hope to incorporate Renishaw’s manufacturing processes within our plant to further improve our operational efficiencies. We have had a long relationship with Renishaw in the United States, and now look forward to building new relationships with Renishaw offices worldwide.”
“We are very pleased to announce our acquisition of R&R Sales,” says Renishaw chairman and chief executive, Sir David McMurtry. “We have known the company and its products for many years, and it has a very strong presence in the USA, where it supplies fixturing to many manufacturers. 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 R&R fixtures.”