Canada-based 7D Kinematic Metrology Inc. has acquired the iGPS manufacturing tracking business of Brighton’s Nikon Metrology. Terms were not disclosed for the transaction that is expected to close on March 31.
IGPS, a modular tracking solution, enables advanced manufacturing and assembly of large-scale products such as aircraft or aerospace components by tracking the movement of an unlimited number of devices like large parts, tools, and automated guided vehicles, or AGVs. It also is used during the development process of automotive active safety and autonomous driving systems.
“This business transfer is in line with Nikon Corp.’s strategic review to focus on optical and X-ray inspection, and non-contact metrology,” says Tadashi Nakayama, vice president of Nikon.
“Thanks to our long-term experience in aerospace manufacturing and the close cooperation with Nikon Metrology integrating their dynamic tracking iGPS solutions in aerospace assembly projects, 7D Kinematic Metrology will be well positioned to expand iGPS business line,” says Nathalie Tremblay, CEO and owner of 7D Kinematic Metrology.