Verus Precision Announces Opening of Its Nottingham Metrology Laboratory

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Verus Precision UK opens in May

Jon Banner , General Manager, Verus Precision UK

Jon Banner , General Manager, Verus Precision UK

Being located in the Science and Technology Park gives us direct access to Nottingham University and their high calibre graduates. We have already established links to the university and are looking forward to working with them on Metrology projects.

Verus Precision is proud to announce the official opening of its new laboratory, located in Nottingham, England. The location will be the headquarters of Verus Precision UK.

Since 2008, Verus Precision has offered new product engineering services to indigenous and leading multinationals. With a core expertise of metrology fixture design, subcontract metrology and inspection and autodesk moldflow analysis, Verus Precision has always had a strong UK client base and the time was right for the investment in a new UK operation.

“This investment, backed by client sentiment and market research, positions Verus Precision UK to offer a dedicated and independent metrology service to our customers,” said Des Forde, Operations & Sales Director.

Jon Banner has been appointed General Manager of Verus Precision UK and has great plans to quickly expand the new lab into the UK's largest metrology services company. Jon’s background of 30 years in the industry from CMM programming, fixture design, applications engineering, metrology sales and management, including the last 10 years with OGP, make him the ideal candidate to help establish this new and exciting UK venture.

“I believe that with our collective experience and knowledge of the industry, we can firmly establish ourselves as the metrology partner of choice for a great many UK manufacturers,” said Jon.

Verus Precision UK will offer a full subcontract inspection service including contact and non-contact measurement solutions utilizing a variety of metrology systems. In conjunction with this, a full metrology fixture design and gage R&R service will also be supported.

“Metrology and metrology fixtures go hand in hand and Verus is taking this philosophy to the next level with our approach to client needs,” said Michael Nugent, Technical Director.

Nottingham was selected due to its central location and proximity to existing and new UK clients and access to a skilled workforce. “Being located in the Science and Technology Park gives us direct access to Nottingham University and its high calibre graduates. We have already established links to the university and are looking forward to working with them on metrology projects and graduate internships in the near future,” said Jon.

Verus Precision UK has long been on the cards for the Verus Precision group and the pressure from clients to establish a UK operation was the best incentive it could have.

“The catalyst for our expansion into the UK market grew from existing clients,” said Andrew Hodson, Managing Director. “You couldn’t ask for a better confirmation of your services and value to clients.”

Andrew Hodson further added, “It was an easy decision for us. As a management team, we are comfortable both working and living in the UK. We had wonderful support from the Invest UK regional team, Nottingham City Council and the Chamber of Commerce, all of which helped us find and investigate premises and business supports.” The planning for the Verus Precision UK operation started 12 months ago and has steadily gained momentum. With the identification of the location and premises, the die was cast.

Over the next 12 months, Verus Precision has plans to double its staff and metrology capacity. With an emphasis on customer service, Jon and the Verus team will be actively looking for new clients and opportunities to add value to their client service offering.

About Verus Precision:
Verus Precision grew out of a friendship established when its three founders, Andrew Hodson, Des Forde and Michael Nugent first met at Sligo Institute of Technology, Ireland.

As the founders each possessed expertise in their respective fields of moldflow analysis, injection mould tool design & manufacture and fixture design, and manufacture & assembly, the collaboration led to a niche offering for companies seeking value to add at their product design and development stage.

Verus Precision is more than the synergistic expression of their collective expertise. Inherent in the company’s initial set up is a widely held philosophy of continuous improvement, building relationships based on trust and complete customer service.

Over the past 6 years, this belief has resulted in double-digit annual growth as well as a customer base of international stature.

Today, Verus Precision operates from our advanced design lab in Sligo, with a new Nottingham metrology location opening in May. Together, our team of metrologists, tool makers and design experts work with our customers to accelerate your next new product introduction.

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