LK is the world’s oldest manufacturer of CMM. In 2018, as LK celebrated its 55th anniversary as a leader in the CMM Industry, the company returned to be an independent UK CMM manufacturer headquartered in Derby, with Sales and Support offices in the UK, North America, China, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy. The LK CMM brand returns after several years as a division of Nikon Metrology which intends to focus now on non-contact metrology.
To coincide with the relaunch, LK Metrology and Nikon Metrology announced a strategic partnership that will see Nikon Metrology continue in the market as the Preferred CMM Sales Partner for LK CMMs. All CMM production, development, sales and service activities, including the CAMIO software, has been transferred to ASF Metrology (Torino, Italy), under the ownership and management of Angelo Muscarella, who has a long and proven track record in metrology and especially in the CMM business.
Mr. Angelo Muscarella, President and CEO of LK Metrology stated, “This is an exciting opportunity, the LK brand is strong, we will build on this success with new products and services. The team at LK Metrology includes many engineers who have been with the brand for years. We welcome Nikon Metrology as our Preferred CMM Sales Partner. This agreement opens up unprecedented opportunities, together we can strengthen our positions at the forefront of the multi-sensor CMM and software market”.“
Nikon Metrology will continue to serve a number of selected accounts as part of a strategic marketing partnership where both companies will promote each other’s products and services. All employees mainly dedicated to the CMM business, a crucial asset to the knowhow of the company, are now part of the new LK Metrology. Both companies will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition with suppliers, customers and resellers.
The LK brand is renowned for high quality innovative CMM products and excellent customer service. Its strong brand and reputation in industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical and electronics spans more than 50 years. LK Metrology will focus on the growth in all regions by expanding its market coverage worldwide, leveraging on the former LK brand name of the CMM business and its track record.