Mitutoyo Looks Ahead
Mitutoyo America’s 50th anniversary celebration at its new headquarters facility revealed much about what has made the company successful thus far and where it’s going from here.
Mitutoyo America’s open house event last week marked a new beginning for the metrology sales, service and support organization, both literally and figuratively. The company moved into its new corporate headquarters in Aurora, Illinois just in time for its 50th anniversary, an occasion it commemorated with two days of facility tours, new product introductions and seminars, and a gala celebration for customers, distributors and other guests.
While the anniversary provided an opportunity to reflect on the company’s past, tours of the new headquarters revealed a great deal about its future commitments, particularly in education and customer service. Departments previously housed in separate buildings have been consolidated into the single, 159,000-square-foot facility to improve teamwork and communication. The new M3 solution center—the eighth in the U.S.—provides interactive product demonstrations and application assistance, while various laboratories enhance the Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology’s training curriculum with hands-on exposure to metrology instruments and software. An on-site repair facility services all the company’s precision measuring tools and instruments. Additionally, moving the ADLA-acccredited calibration lab from its previous location in Elk Grove Village, Illinois provides the opportunity to expand capacity and to improve temperature and vibration control.
The official title of the event, “Building the Foundation for the Next 50,” also applied to the technology displayed in the facility’s showroom. Here are three things that caught my eye: