LK Metrology and Wenzel Technologies have entered into a strategic partnership. In addition to a joint technological cooperation, Wenzel will sell LK's high-performance coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and other metrological products in southern Germany.
Frank Wenzel, who has built the measurement technology company founded by his father into a world market leader, and since 2018 has been successfully concentrating on milling solutions for automotive design studios, is now opening the next chapter.
With products from LK, he is expanding his portfolio again with powerful systems for measurement, inspection and quality control.
Mr Wenzel explained: “LK has an impressive equipment portfolio that surpasses even my previous products in terms of accuracy and customisation. I am firmly convinced that we will be able to meet the high expectations of the German customers with these solutions."
Established nearly 60 years ago, LK is thought to be the oldest CMM manufacturer in the world. Many innovations in measurement technology, which are now recognised as standard in the industry, can be traced back to the English company. LK's products including CMMs, portable measuring arms and metrology software, are used worldwide to control and improve the quality of components, both in production and in the laboratory. Customers come from the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy and defence sectors, amongst others.
Wenzel Technologies operates two development centres in Germany as well as a software laboratory in California, employing numerous measurement technology experts, some of whom have decades of experience.
Angelo Muscarella, CEO of LK Metrology added: "With its immense technical know-how and excellent knowledge of the market, Wenzel Technologies is an ideal cooperation partner for us. Together, we will present highly attractive, innovative and holistic solutions at attractive prices."
Wenzel Technologies is part of FW International, based in Hösbach. Its subsidiary Wenzel DesignTec is a leading provider of milling machines for automotive design studios.
Mr Wenzel was the managing director of the Wenzel Group, based in Wiesthal, until FW International was founded in 2018.