AVE Services provides the unveiling curtains to open the new Measuring facility in Northampton at Silverstone Park. Here’s what they had to say:
“A state-of-the-art new measuring facility at Silverstone’s Innovation Centre has been officially opened.
The doors of Hexagon’s new metrology inspection centre to serve the expanding cluster of firms based by the Northamptonshire racing circuit were opened by Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris and managing director of Hexagon Brett Green.
The 3,000 sq ft facility has been installed with around £750,000 of measurement equipment, crucial for the high performance engineering sector.
The new centre will allow small and medium sized firms in the aerospace, motorsport and medical industries, among others, to access super accurate measuring devices, which would usually cost thousands to buy in-house.
Launching the new centre, Chris Heaton-Harris, said: “What we have here is going to be world beating.”
And Roz Bird, commercial director at Silverstone Park, said: “It is to allow a leg up to the companies that don’t necessarily have the access to this kind of equipment.”
Hexagon’s Regional Sales Manager, John Drover added that Silverstone was the “perfect location” for the facility of this type.
He said: “We are sure it will prove extremely popular with SMEs and start-ups which don’t have the finances to invest in equipment like this.”
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