API further extends its reach into the automotive sector
Automated Precision, Inc (API) has today announced the acquisition of Exact Laser Measurements, Inc a leading provider of portable metrology services to the North America Automotive and Aerospace sectors. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Windsor Canada, with subsidiary operations in Detroit, Exact Laser Measurements provides Laser Tracker, Portable Arm and Point Cloud generation metrology services and is highly respected within the automotive automation supply base for its rapid deployment and knowledge base supporting ‘fast-track’ plant retooling projects.
“Exact Laser Measurements are a perfect fit for API as we continue to expand our process control metrology automation products into the automotive sector” states API President Joe Bioty. “API is already unique as a metrology hardware manufacturer in offering contract measuring services through the API Services Group located in Newport News, VA with regional offices in Dallas and Los Angeles. The acquisition of Exact Laser Measurements perfectly complements our existing metrology services network and strengthens our presence in the Automotive sector and Mid West markets while providing enhanced experience as we roll out our services portfolio into international markets.”
Exact Laser measurements CEO Tim Pare comments, “We have the greatest of respect, as a metrology services provider, for the API product portfolio. With our customers focus on improving their process control through metrology feedback, the increasing need to calibrate industrial robots in the plants, along with 5 axis machine-tools calibration within automotive tooling shops the synergy between API products and our metrology services execution create a compelling solution to the automotive sector”
Exact Laser Measurements will relocate immediately to the existing API facility in Plymouth, MI and commence offering ISO 17025 laser tracker accuracy certification to OEM specifications along with industrial robot accuracy certification and calibrations using API’s 6DoF technology.
For more than 30 years API has pioneered laser-based equipment for measurement and calibration. API founder and CEO, Dr. Kam Lau, invented the laser tracker while working at USA’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to allow industrial robot accuracies to be determined.
Today API is a global company with its laser trackers, machine tool and robot calibration equipment, optical sensors and coordinate measuring products continuing to be the benchmark for metrology Automation, Precision and Innovation. API measurement and calibration products are at the heart of manufacturing organizations world-wide ensuring product quality and performance.
API also provides on-site dimensional inspection, metrology and calibration services. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland USA, API has subsidiary operations in Germany, France, Brazil, China and India. For more information, please visit www.apimetrology.com.