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Mahr Group Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Global leader in precision metrology began as family business in 1861

Published: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 11:57

(Mahr Federal: Providence, RI) -- Mahr Federal Inc. employees took time out from their schedules to celebrate as their parent company Mahr Group celebrated its 150th birthday. Founded by Carl Mahr as a small family concern in Esslingen, Germany, on the Neckar River in 1861, the Mahr Group has grown to be a global leader in precision metrology. Celebrations at the Mahr Federal headquarters facility in Providence, Rhode Island, included a visit from Mahr Group CEO, Stephan Gais.

“The industrialization of the 19th century saw a rapid growth in both industrial productivity and the need for precision measurement in machining operations,” says Tony Picone, president of Mahr Federal. “That need for quality is even more important today all across industry, not only in terms of precision gauges and metrology systems, but also in terms of the know-how and applications expertise needed to apply them properly.”

Mahr maintains four production facilities in Germany, the Czech Republic, the United States, and China, as well as a vast network of representatives and service centers throughout the world. The company also supports a number of calibration laboratories, like the Precision Measurement Center in Providence, which handles Mahr Federal’s own calibration work, and also offers commercial inspection and recalibration services for dimensional standards—including gauge blocks, master rings, discs, plugs and balls, cylindrical form and precision reference specimens, and surface roughness standards—as well as for a wide range of gauges.

Recognized worldwide for the quality, reliability, and ease of use of its dimensional metrology equipment, Mahr is equally known for the expertise of its staff. Continually building on its history of innovation, Mahr offers a broad spectrum of handheld metrology, surface and form metrology, as well as systems for shafts, gears, and tools, supplemented by software, training, and service. As process-oriented application specialists, Mahr’s staff works directly with customers to provide precision measurement solutions in industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to medical products, electrical, plastics, and optics.

“Quality assurance is playing an ever greater role in the world of production,” says Picone. “The more important repeatable precision becomes, the greater the importance of metrology to the final result. Our business is to ensure that those results are accurate. That should easily keep us busy for another 150 years.”

For more information, visit www.mahr.com.

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Mahr Inc. a member of the Mahr Group, manufactures and markets a complete range of dimensional measurement solutions from handheld and custom-made gauges to technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish and length for the automotive, aerospace, medical products, electrical, plastics, and optical engineering industries. Mahr also provides calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr's calibration laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0. Mahr Group is headquartered in Göttingen, Germany. Mahr Inc. is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.