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Mahr Acquires Majority Interest in German Metrology Provider

Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 22:00

The Mahr Group, parent company of Mahr Federal Inc., has acquired the majority interest in OKM GmbH, a German provider of universal-length measuring machines. Mahr reports that its stake in OKM will expand its horizontal length metrology portfolio and complement the company’s line of leading optical measurement tools. The new entity, Mahr OKM GmbH, will benefit from Mahr’s worldwide sales and service network. Mahr OKM GmbH will continue to be operated by its existing management team, Holger Hage and Petra Bogdanski, with the addition of a new managing director, Karl-Joachim Bode.

“Mahr OKM’s products will give Mahr the broadest possible range of universal-length products, from low-cost production measuring tools to the finest laboratory dimensional calibration equipment available in the world,” says Dewey Christy, product manager for Mahr Federal’s precision length metrology segment. “We’re excited about the possibility of reaching new customers with an enhanced range of measuring instruments for metrology standards, tools and other high-precision parts.”

Mahr Federal manufactures and markets a wide variety of dimensional metrology products. The company is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.


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