The measurement technology specialist Renishaw plc has opened a trading office in Taichung, Taiwan, to support the company’s strong growth in the Taiwanese market. The new subsidiary company, Renishaw (Taiwan) Inc., replaces the former representative office that was set up in 2000.
The new office enables Renishaw to offer enhanced commercial and technical support to Taiwanese industrial customers, including machine builders, end users, and distributors of its wide range of metrology products.
The general manager of Renishaw (Taiwan) Inc. is Steve Bell, who joined Renishaw in 2006. Bell has spent his working life within the metrology industry, with a strong focus on sales and technical support within Asia.
“This investment marks a further chapter in Renishaw’s ongoing commitment to the Taiwanese market, where we have been trading for more than 20 years,” comments Bell. “With a strong local manufacturing base for machine tools and electronics, there are many opportunities for Renishaw to assist companies that are striving to raise quality standards and productivity levels, including end-user companies which historically have been slow to realize the benefits offered by fitting our probe systems to cnc machine tools.”
Renishaw (Taiwan) Inc. is based in Taichung’s Nantun District, close to the heart of the Taiwanese machine tool industry. Starting in July, it will be able to sell to customers in the local (NT$) currency, and will also offer enhanced support by operating Renishaw’s successful Repair by Exchange service scheme that is designed to minimize machine downtime.
Together with Renishaw’s long-term Taiwanese distributors MTC and Usync, the new subsidiary supports the full range of innovative Renishaw metrology products, including coordinate measuring machine probe systems; touch probes and laser tool setters for CNC machine tools; linear and rotary encoders for position feedback; and calibration systems for machine performance analysis.
The Renishaw Group currently has operations in 30 countries. For the year ending in June 2007, worldwide sales totalled £180.9 million (about €230 million).