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LK Metrology Celebrates Independence, 58 Years in Business

UK-based LK Metrology, fully independent after a change of leadership in 2018, finds success in its 58th year of operation.

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LK Metrology Michigan Showroom

LK Metrology Michigan Showroom

LK Metrology, the UK-based coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturer, is celebrating its 58th anniversary this year as a fully independent company again, following a change of ownership in 2018.

The new proprietor, Angelo Muscarella, who also runs Italian firm ASF Metrology, commented, “We are delighted to find ourselves entering the fourth year of operation in April 2021 with a healthy order book. Revenue met budget in the last financial year and we even made a profit, despite incredibly difficult trading conditions due to the pandemic. Machine service and upgrade activities actually performed ahead of budget every month since July 2020.”

In the USA, an expanded dealer sales network has been established by LK's Michigan subsidiary involving nine new companies and 20 facilities. Considerable sales success has been achieved in this market; one case of note includes supplying an automotive OEM with a CMM capable of 0.8 micron measuring accuracy throughout a 1,500 x 1,000 x 800 mm measuring volume. The installation is supporting the inspection of machined automatic transmission gears and shafts prior to their transfer to an assembly line.

The ASF Metrology group has completed ISO 17025 accreditation, the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories around the world, which places the LK team of service engineers in the accredited list. The company also recently passed the ISO 9001 audit without any non-conformance.