Varollo, Italy: Italy-based ASF Metrology intends to acquire Nikon Metrology’s coordinate measuring machines (CMM) business. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in April, 2018.
Nikon Metrology’s CMM activities represent approximately 25 percent of the total company’s worldwide consolidated turnover. The company has offices in Belgium, France, Germany, the UK and the US.
Upon closing the transaction, all CMM production, development, sales and service activities, including the Camio software for multi-sensor metrology, will be transferred to ASF Metrology. 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.
“This business transfer is in line with the 2017 Nikon Corporation strategic review for industrial metrology to focus on non-contact inspection, based on optical and X-ray technology, and will allow both companies to focus on a more efficient growth strategy for each of their businesses,” said Hajime Kosawa, chief executive officer, Nikon Metrology.