Blum-Novotest measures up to a record year in the UK

David Mold

With its UK base in Derbyshire, Blum-Novotest, which works across the automotive, aerospace, medical and machine tool sectors, has seen sales pass the £500,000 mark for the first time since the UK subsidiary was launched.

The target this year is for another 20% growth, with the company set to build on the early success of its DIGILOG touch probe systems by officially launching LC50 – its latest laser control technology.

This new innovation has been described as the world’s most advanced laser measuring system and will deliver up to a 60% reduction in the time taken to check and measure parts within a CNC machine.

David Mold, Managing Director of Blum-Novotest Limited said: “2017 was a fantastic year for our UK business and we want to build on this by sending out a strong message at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics next week.

“We are finding that a lot of our customers are increasingly looking to source measurement solutions that are quick, can perform on complex components and, importantly, can be fitted to the inside of a machine tool for real time data and the best possible accuracy.

“This is exactly what we do with our range of products that start from a simple tool setting probe and go right through to workpiece probes, roughness and bore gauges and the new DIGILOG touch probes that are proving extremely popular.”

Blum-Novotest has employed 534 people and has turned over £77m across its 16 subsidiaries.