Vision Engineering has welcomed The Princess Royal to its global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Send, Surrey, to present the company with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its Lynx EVO ergonomic stereo microscope, used for quality control in many manufacturing sites around the world.
On arrival at the modern manufacturing site, Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, was met by Michael Hayman, a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey, who presented Mark Curtis, managing director, of Vision Engineering to Her Royal Highness.
The Princess then toured the facility meeting the 120 Send based staff, seeing a demonstration of the Lynx EVO stereo microscope and receiving a brief about its patented design.
Her Royal Highness also used Vision Engineering’s recently patented and disruptive technology stereo digital viewer, DRV-Z1, the first stereo viewer worldwide not to need glasses or a headset.
She then heard about Vision Engineering’s 63-year history in Send and its successful 90% exporting record, toured the extensive machine shop and high-tech product assembly area, before presenting the Queen’s Award to Mr Curtis.
Mr Curtis also invited The Princess Royal to plant a tree next to the facility’s wildlife pond, in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy Project, which honours Her Majesty’s 70 years of service to the Nation.
Mr Curtis commented: “We are delighted to receive this, our third Queen’s Award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal for the technology and global commercial success Lynx EVO ergonomic stereo microscope. This award is recognition of the hard work and dedication of our UK and overseas based staff and of our continuing commitment to innovative instrument design and manufacture here in Surrey.”
The Lynx EVO was designed to increase productivity through superior ergonomics. Suitable for a range of applications such as inspection, production, reworking, or anything else requiring magnification and 3D depth perception and bright, high resolution, high contrast images. The microscope lets the user work comfortably and with greater concentration and provides magnifications from 2.7x to 240x which make it ideal for a wide range of applications.
Vision Engineering is a multinational designer and manufacturer of innovative, patented ergonomic stereo optical and digital instruments; used for inspection, manipulation, measurement and analysis of manufactured parts, by the world’s leading manufacturers and their suppliers.
Founded in 1958 and wholly British owned, Vision Engineering’s global headquarters, design and manufacturing facilities are based in state-of-the-art modern premises in Send near Woking, Surrey (UK), with extensive manufacturing facilities in the UK and US. Its regional sales and technical support offices are located throughout North America, Europe and Asia, supported by a fully trained network of distributors.