World Metrology Day
World Metrology Day is celebrated by over 80 countries each year on 20 May - the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention back in 1875. To this day, the agreement provides the basis for a single, coherent system of measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units (SI).
The theme for World Metrology Day 2017 is Measurements for transport. This theme was chosen because transport plays such a key role in the modern world. We not only move ourselves, but also the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we use and rely on, not forgetting the raw materials they are made from. Doing so safely, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact requires an astonishing range of measurements.
Indeed more widely metrology, the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, in improving the quality of life and in protecting the global environment. (Text from www.worldmetrologyday.org)
Exova Metech has been working with calibration of measurement equipment since 1947, helping companies in the Aerospace & Defence, Life Sciences, Energy and Engineering sector with quality control and risk management. We are proud of our long and rich history, providing high quality services to our clients.
Exova Metech maintains Volvo Cars Quality Excellence Status
Exova Metech in Göteborg, Sweden has been approved for maintaining Volvo Cars Quality Excellence status, which is according to Volvo Cars a proof of Exova Metech beeing among the best supplier in the industry. The award is given annually to suppliers in recognition of their commitment to deliver and maintain the high standards and requirements set by Volvo Cars. Exova Metech achived the award during a cermony in January 2016. The maintaining of Volvo Cars Quality Excellence Status (VQE) meens that we are considered as the supplier of choice and will be considered for new business with Volvo Cars in the future.
Exova Metech becomes Semco Maritime´s preferred partner
From 15 January 2017, Exova Metech has taken over the calibration activities at Semco Maritime and will also be Semco Maritime's preferred partner within the calibration of measuring equipment and associated services worldwide.
The take-over is the result of a long-term relationship between the two companies as well as Exova Metech's ability to adjust and develop its services on a constantly developing market. In connection with the take-over, Exova Metech will continue their activities in the instrument calibration laboratory at Staget in Esbjerg from where three employees will maintain the service to all current customers.
Lars Christensen, vice president of Semco Maritime, explains: "We have cooperated with Exova Metech for many years and this agreement ensures the best partner for us on calibration, but also a strong and dedicated owner of the instrument calibration laboratory. By outsourcing our calibration activities, we ensure that our focus and resources are in the right place. We have always been very satisfied with and proud of our instrument calibration laboratory which has serviced our customers with great professionalism and high technical competence. This development must be in place in order to continue and become stronger."
Bendix Christensen, CEO of Exova Metech, says: "The agreement with Semco Maritime confirms our position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding services to the energy sector as well as the ability to listen to our customers' requirements and needs. By establishing ourselves in Esbjerg - the centre of the energy sector in Denmark - we have the possibility to offer our broad palette of services to even more companies within this sector. Currently, we offer a free instrument control system, collection and delivery of the measuring equipment in our own vehicles, on-site calibration at the customer's premises and many other associated services. We look forward to being able to spread these services out to current as well as future customers of the instrument calibration laboratory."
Partnership Agreement with National Instruments
At the end of October our site in Arboga, Sweden, was appointed by National Instruments as one of their Certified Service Centers. This means that NI are going to channel all their customers equipment from the Nordic region to our facility in Arboga for calibration services. We are very happy for the confidence NI has given us, and we hope that with our expertise and skills we will have a long and productive partnership.
Volvo Cars Quality Excellence Award for Exova Metech
Exova Metech is pleased to announce that it has received the prestigious Volvo Cars Quality Excellence Award (VQE).
The award is given annually to suppliers in recognition of their commitment to deliver and maintain the high standards and requirements set by Volvo Cars.
Peter Engberg, managing director, Exova Metech, said: “We are very proud to recieve the VQE award. It is confirmation of our strong and successful relationship with Volvo which has lasted for over 30 years. The award further underlines Exova Metech as an industry leader.”
Exova Metech has supplied calibration and consulting services to Volvo since 1984. To receive the VQE Award Exova Metech also had excellent performance in different operational areas such as customer service standards, logistics and certification.
The award was presented during a ceremony at Volvo Cars in Gothenburg, Sweden, on the 28January 2016.
Anritsu choses Exova Metech as service partner in Sweden
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Exova Metech as Anritsu´s certified service partner in Sweden. This certification means that Exova Metech will be providing OEM backed calibration and repair services on Anritsu products.
Murray Coleman, Head of Customer Service for EMEA said “we are extremely confident that this partnership will provide our customers with a high level of customer satisfaction based on the existing strengths of Exova Metech and the close support and product knowledge of Anritsu”.
“We are very pleased that Anritsu has chosen Exova Metech as their certified service provider in Sweden. With this partnership, our technical skills on Anritsu instruments will be further advanced and include the latest products thereby reinforcing our position as the calibration and maintenance specialist for electrical instruments in Sweden” said Mats Persson, General Manager of Exova Metech AB.
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.
Exova Metech agrees outsourcing deal with Germany’s Sartorius-Werkzeuge
Exova Metech has agreed an outsourcing deal with Sartorius-Werkzeuge, a leading provider of precision tool support services, to become its preferred supplier of calibration services.
Exova Metech will now take over Sartorius-Werkzeuge's in-house calibration operation in Ratingen, Düsseldorf and will undertake the transfer of technology assets and six skilled personnel as part of the long term agreement.
With four existing calibration laboratories in Germany, the move will broaden Exova Metech's capabilities and support access to new customers and markets across the country. It will also strengthen the company's position as the leading third-party calibration provider in the Rhein-Ruhr region.
Hans Åberg, managing director of Exova Metech, said: "Our deal with Sartorius-Werkzeuge underlines our position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding calibration services to German industry. This move extends our ability to support customers in new and existing markets and confirms our ambitions to extend the reach of our company through strategic acquisitions and alliances."
Hans Plattes, managing director at Sartorius-Werkzeuge commented: "Operating in the precision tool market our customers demand the highest standards of calibration services and our deal with Exova Metech secures the best partner for them. We will now be able to offer Exova Metech's services to new and existing customers, confident they will receive the highest standards of technical service."
Sartorius-Werkzeuge, part of the global Würth Group, was formed in 1879 and employs over 180 personnel. It is headquartered in Ratingen, Germany and supports customers in the machining tool and machining industries.
Exova Metech acquires Raufoss Offshore Calibration
Exova Metech has acquired the calibration operations of Raufoss Offshore in Norway. The acquisition follows as a next step in Exova Metech's positive trend and expansion, further extending our geographical reach in the European market for metrological services.
The move will see the transfer of technology assets and seven skilled personnel to Exova Metech, with operations remaining in the current facility in Raufoss Industrial Park, north of Oslo.
Raufoss Offshore provides metrological services to customers in the Norwegian defence, transportation and oil & gas industries. As part of the deal, Exova Metech will also take on the provision of metrological services to divisions within Raufoss Offshore itself.
- The acquisition establishes Exova Metech as the leading provider of metrological services in the Nordic area, following our geographical expansion over the past years. Norway is a natural next step for us and we see potential growth for this business in both current customer partnerships by implementing the even wider Exova Metech service concept, but also by expansion to other sectors, said Hans Åberg, managing director of Exova Metech.
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Exova Metech signs new long-term agreement with Saab
Exova Metech has signed a new contract with the leading defence and security company Saab, worth up to £20 million over five years.
Image: Magnus Strömer, head of group procurement at Saab, and Hans Åberg, managing director of Exova Metech.
The agreement, which comes into effect 1 April, 2014, is an extension of the previous long-term agreement where Exova Metech was selected as Saab's preferred supplier in the field of calibration and metrology. The contract further confirms Exova Metech's position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding services to the defence and technology industries.
Exova Metech will provide services including calibration and maintenance of measurement tools and instruments. The initial work will be mainly within Sweden but, as the contract is for global services, there are plans for a further roll out beyond Sweden.
Magnus Strömer, head of group procurement at Saab, said: "Our extended cooperation with Exova Metech will continue to improve resource use and reduce our total costs in this area through the handling and servicing of our measuring equipment. The renewed partnership also means we will always have a critical eye on our own measurement operations through Exova Metech's long standing experience and expertise."
Hans Åberg, managing director of Exova Metech, said: "Saab is a world-renowned company and expects the very best in technically demanding services. This renewed long term contract demonstrates that they can rely on our capabilities and our commitment to delivering a service aligned to the needs of the advanced aerospace and defence sectors."
We help our customers with measurement technology for product quality and risk management
We do this by:
- Working as an independent supplier delivering calibration, measuring and consultancy services
- Having broad capability and high quality of services to our customers
- Providing flexible and value added service solutions
- Being close to our customers and providing on-site services
- Working on a long-term basis and with strong customer relationships
- Having competent, empowered and engaged people at all levels