UK - Leading metrology company Blum-Novotest has a new technical sales manager. Gary Bates has joined the Blum-Novotest UK subsidiary and aims to double sales to £1m over the next twelve months.
As a one of the global leaders in production metrology, Blum-Novotest is employer to 534 people across 16 subsidiaries with a turnover of over £77m. Gary Bates, a mechanical engineer who started his career at Rolls-Royce, will be responsible for growing the East Midlands market share in aerospace, automotive and CNC machine tools of the Blum-Novotest UK subsidiary. The company recently boosted its Digilog touch probe system range with the official launch of the LC50 at Mach 2018. The laser control technology is looking to explore the growing demand in machine measuring, predicting a 60% reduction in the time taken to measure cutting tools, according to the company.
Blum-Novotest delivers its solutions to some aerospace primes, car manufacturers and a host of CNC machine tool suppliers, including the Engineering Technology Group, Whitehouse Machine Tools and Yeovil Machine Tools.
Bates notes: “There’s never been a better time to be driving these innovations with manufacturing now going away from coordinate measuring machines towards what we can offer. Speed, accuracy and ease of installation are all major selling points.” He went on to say that Blum-Novotest had its best ever year in the UK in 2017 and that it is his job to build on this significantly by almost doubling sales to £1m per annum. “We’ve got the technology, we’ve got the service and we’ve got the phenomenal backing of our German parent,” Bates added.
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