Prestigious Queen’s Award win for Third Dimension

Third Dimension, the leading supplier of handheld precision measurement solutions, is today (21 April 2015) celebrating its success of being named as winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. Representatives of the company will be attending a reception at Buckingham Palace in July to recognise this prestigious achievement.

Approximately 140 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The awards are made annually by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

Third Dimension has already been recognised for its export success of its ergonomic profile measurement, GapGun system. This includes a recent win in the Outstanding Export category in the annual EEF Awards. They were also described as a “champion for exports” by the judges of the South West Business Insider awards where the company won the regional Export category.

These awards are a result of exponential increases in overseas sales in recent years. In 2012 exports accounted for 64% of total sales, and this has increased to 84% this year; and exports have grown five-fold in the past 6 years.

Third Dimension exports to over 25 countries worldwide with local support provided by its network of distributors. They also work with leading multinational companies such as Airbus, Volkswagen, Lockheed, Mitsubishi and Embraer.


Peter Marchbank, CEO at Third Dimension said: “Exporting is now the lifeblood of our business. In the last five years we have invested heavily in our systems, processes and people to enable our exports to increase substantially. This award is recognition of this, but especially celebrates the hard work of all our staff and international partners.”

Third has recently launched the GapGun Pro, which is a part of their range of profile measurement systems that have the unique ability to measure without ever needing to touch the surface. GapGun Pro builds on all the key capabilities of the GapGun Plus series but with greatly increased speed, ease of use, improved portability and a more rugged design. Key features include:

  • New and improved functionality
  • Ultra-fast processing capability
  • An all new ergonomic VChange sensor system. This facilitates measurement of a wide variety of feature types and sizes and enables sensors to be interchanged in a matter of seconds, improving the speed of inspection/ operation on the shop floor.
  • Fully integrated Wi-Fi
  • Extra high capacity internal battery
  • A high definition colour touch screen.

For more information about Third Dimension and their GapGun range, visit the website