Micro Encoder Inc. Announces Company Name Change to Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc.

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New name reflects membership in the Mitutoyo family of companies and emphasizes core activities.

Micro Encoder Inc., a leading research and product development subsidiary of Mitutoyo Corporation of Japan, announced today that it has changed its name to Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. The new name reflects the strong connection with Mitutoyo Corporation, as well as the broadening role of the company’s activities.

The company was founded on May 6, 1986 by Ingvar Andermo, one of the early inventors of an electronic displacement measurement technology that today is used in hundreds of millions of measurement tools around the globe.

Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. now develops new technologies and software across all of Mitutoyo’s product lines, including coordinate measuring machines, vision measurement systems, linear gages, calipers, micrometers, encoders, and high precision sensor systems.

These products are used to make and test a variety of products that affect people’s lives every day, including aircraft engines, cars, medical equipment, smartphones, and many others.

Company President, Michael Nahum, Ph.D., remarked: “For almost 35 years we have worked closely with Mitutoyo to push state-of-the-art technology to its limit and to develop precision measurement solutions that delight our customers and help people lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives. We are proud and honored to be part of the Mitutoyo family of companies, and are delighted to announce our new company name.”

About Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc.
Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. is a leading research and development subsidiary of Mitutoyo Corporation of Japan. Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. is headquartered near Seattle, WA and has a satellite office near Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit http://www.mitutoyo-rda.com

About Mitutoyo Corporation
Mitutoyo Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in measuring instruments and metrological technology, headquartered in Kanagawa, Japan. The company is the world's largest provider of measurement and inspection solutions, offering the most complete product line encompassing CMM, vision, and form measuring machines, as well as precision tools and instruments, and metrology data management software. The company’s network spans over 31 different countries. For more information, visit http://www.mitutoyo.co.jp

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