New and remanufactured CMMs, unique new scanning products and new market penetration for gear measuring machines leads to record sales month
"A certain level of pent-up demand for new and remanufactured CMMs combined with the introduction of three new scanning technologies, a very successful IMTS Show and some significant new sales for Wenzel gear measuring machines made the month of September 2010 a record sales month for Wenzel/Xspect Solutions," says Andy Woodward General Manager of North American operations for Wenzel/Xspect Solutions.
Woodward explained further, "We received orders for over $2 ½ million of new equipment in the month and drew significant attention at IMTS for our new scanning products from a wide range of industries where the ability to scan and inspect buffed or polished products has traditionally been difficult. Our new CORE high-speed optical scanner is currently the only machine that can accurately measure these types of 'shiny' parts."
Woodward adds, "We sold all of the CMMs, off-the-floor, at the IMTS Show and also received orders for two large WGT400 gear measuring machines from a large off-highway equipment manufacturer. We found it very beneficial to have a second booth specifically for our gear measuring machine products which was located in the designated area for gear manufacturing equipment. Also, during the month, we added several new distributors and manufacturers agents to our North American network of sales representatives."
"Looking forward," Woodward says, "We are anticipating an excellent next quarter. We have good activity in all areas of our business and have a number of large programs that will soon be released. We just recently moved into a new North American
headquarters facility that will better suit our needs in terms of product demonstration and training, as well as a better organized space for our CMM warehousing, display and remanufacturing activity."
WENZEL Group GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading manufacturers of coordinate measuring machines. Wenzel/Xspect Solutions, Inc. headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wenzel Group GmbH of Germany. Wenzel/Xspect Solutions is one of the largest suppliers of both traditional CMMs and GMM gear measuring machines to the North American metrology market. Wenzel also provides a variety of unique 3D imaging technologies including the ScanTec(TM) non-contact high-speed optical measuring system, the exaCT(TM) integrated computed tomography workstation, MobileScan3D® mobile CNC Measurement System and the Shapetracer(TM) 3D laser line scanner. Wenzel/Xspect Solutions also provides OpenDMIS(TM), the metrology industry's most complete open architecture metrology software. The main customers are in the automotive and aerospace industries, mechanical engineering, electrical motor manufacturing and sub-contractors to these sectors. With subsidiaries in Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, China, USA, Singapore and India WENZEL is employing 600 people worldwide.
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