Industrial metrology specialist The Sempre Groupand coordinate measuring machine (CMM) pioneer LK Metrology have announced a new partnership. The collaboration will enable the companies to bring productivity-enhancing digital quality solutions to the British and Irish automotive, aerospace, power generation, medical and precision engineering markets. The Sempre Group will now distribute LK Metrology’s full product range throughout the UK and will also launch the brand to the market in Ireland

LK Metrology is a Derbyshire based CMM manufacturer with a long and pioneering history that includes many industry firsts. It supplies a complete range of premium bridge, gantry and horizontal arm CMMs for highly accurate and repeatable measurement, alongside multi-sensor CMM software to help automate inspection processes. Its products are used all over the world to control and improve component quality from design to quality assurance. After becoming an independent CMM manufacturer in 2018, LK Metrology was looking to expand its reach by partnering with a strong UK business.

The Sempre Group was established to help British and Irish manufacturers improve productivity, reduce human error and demonstrate compliance in quality control. From its Gloucestershire facility, it offers a comprehensive suite of technology from a range of partners to enable it to suggest the best combination of systems and software for each individual measurement application. It also provides tailored solutions to help customers achieve specific outcomes. The company recently established a physical base in Ireland to help further serve its Irish customers and become Ireland’s leading supplier for metrology equipment, bespoke solutions and services.

“Sempre is a likeminded business, based on providing the right solution for each customer and we saw great synergy between our two companies,” explained Steve Shickell, sales, marketing and service director at LK Metrology. “We share the same goal to introduce the market to Quality 4.0 solutions that provide actionable information to enable manufacturers to improve their processes and performance. For example, providing true traceability through tiered supply chains to provide visibility, control and efficiency.”

“LK Metrology offers market-leading products, backed by its history as a true industry pioneer,” explained Jim Mangan, chief operating officer of The Sempre Group. “While the products do fill a gap in our product range, working together is about much more than shipping boxes. This partnership means we can provide the highest level of technical support and service to help customers meet their specific business objectives, be it reducing waste, improving yield or driving productivity. It is a pleasure to collaborate with such an esteemed British manufacturer.”