Following Renishaw’s acquisition of Michigan-based, R&R Fixtures LLC, as of July 1, 2019, R&R Fixtures LLC officially changed its name to Renishaw Fixturing Solutions LLC. All R&R products and associated marketing collateral will feature Renishaw’s branding. It will provide existing and prospective customers with a greater choice of high-quality fixturing solutions, reinforced by Renishaw’s strong service and support ethos, for which it has built an enviable reputation since its formation in 1973.
“This change reflects Renishaw’s long-term commitment to the development of fixturing solutions used in industrial metrology applications and it will enable us to maximise the value we deliver to our customers,” states Kevin Gani, director & general manager of Renishaw’s Styli and Fixturing Products Division. “Although the product branding will now be different, what will remain the same are the high levels of service and support; in fact, we believe they will be strengthened. Additionally, both existing and new customers will now experience greater product choice across one global range, from customized fixturing to off-the-shelf kits.”
This change takes place as Renishaw progresses development of a 52,000ft2 center of excellence for its metrology fixturing design and manufacturing, based in Norton Shores, Michigan. This facility (located just a few miles away from R&R’s existing Grand Haven operations, but approximately three times the size) will set the standard for local manufacturing by featuring highly energy-efficient technologies such as indoor air management systems and power distribution.
The increase in market demand and growth in metrology fixturing cemented the need for increased capacity and capabilities. The new facility will include a fully equipped demo room, allowing for workshops, open houses and on-site product training.
“Renishaw’s new center of excellence in Norton Shores demonstrates our continued investment in our global fixturing product line and our deep commitment to delivering a wide range of innovative product solutions tailored to the evolving needs of our global industrial metrology customers,” Gani says. “This great new facility will help us to accelerate our new product development pipeline to get fixturing products, such as our new transfer systems, to market quicker and more effectively. It very much encapsulates what Renishaw stands for, in terms of our strong focus on R&D, our passion for innovation, our commitment to great customer service, and our expertise as manufacturers in our own right.”