Following the conclusion of three-year inaugural technical partnership, a further three-year extension has been agreed upon by the British metrology firm Renishaw plc and Mercedes-Ilmor Ltd., supplier of championship-winning race engines to Mercedes-Benz.
The renewed partnership aims to continue the achievements of the earlier agreement signed in November 1999 by Renishaw and Ilmor Engineering Ltd. Despite a change of Ilmor’s ownership in December 2002, when Mercedes-Benz took a majority stake in the company, the newly renamed Mercedes-Ilmor has decided to maintain the partnership with Renishaw because of its positive contribution to its manufacturing operations.
“Working with Renishaw enables us to get the best from our machining operations,” says plant manager Adam Labudek. “Its products allow Mercedes-Ilmor to achieve the shortest possible lead times while ensuring the highest levels of component quality.”
Under the terms of the new partnership agreement, Renishaw will continue as Mercedes-Ilmor’s sole supplier of probing systems and machine tool performance testing products, with an increased focus on the field-testing of Renishaw’s metrology products at Mercedes-Ilmor’s main manufacturing site in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, UK.