ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH and ZEISS intensify their long-standing partnership and create more customer proximity
ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH takes over sales and customer support for “Form and Surface” from ZEISS in Germany
ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH and ZEISS are realigning their long-standing close partnership. As part of this, ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH will take over sales and customer support of the “Form and Surface” product area from ZEISS in Germany from 1 April 2022. The team that previously supported the business at ZEISS is moving to ACCRETECH Europe – the contact persons for customers will thus remain the same.
ACCRETECH Europe and ZEISS will continue to work closely together in the future. The two companies have enjoyed a close partnership for many years. In Germany, ACCRETECH measuring technology devices from the “Form and Surface” product area have been distributed by ZEISS since 1995 – ZEISS also covered the customer support. Wolfgang Bonatz, President & CEO, ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH underlines this: “The partnership between ACCRETECH and ZEISS is something special and is based on a mutual, deep trust between the people who live this partnership. 28 years ago, the two major players in the field of metrology started a cooperation to offer the best products to the Japanese and global market. This ambition still guides the cooperation today and requires understanding our customers’ needs in the best possible way.” The close cooperation between ACCRETECH Europe and ZEISS will also be evident at the leading trade fair Control (3-6 May 2022) in Stuttgart: the companies will present their metrology portfolio in the same hall. Visitors can thus get to know the entire measurement technology portfolio of both manufacturers in the shortest possible way.
ACCRETECH products, integrate seamlessly into the renowned range of industrial measuring technology offered by ZEISS UK. When challenged with HydraForce Birmingham’s demanding precision and efficient operating criteria, the staff of ZEISS UK were confident that the recently launched RONDCOM NEX would provide the ideal metrology solution.
In addition to other innovative facilities, the advanced RONDCOM NEX boasts an axis speed potentiometer, an auto force detector and automatic centering and tilt correction, making all precision measuring routines considerably more efficient.
The ACCRETECH CNC instrument provides the best concentricity and straightness precision figures in its class – (0.02+3.2H/10000) µm and 0.15 µm (Z300) respectively. These advantages are made possible by the extremely high rotational accuracy of the instruments’ air-bearing based rotary tables. The RONDCOM NEX Rs variant also enables highly accurate roughness measurements, as per DIN EN ISO, in linear R and X direction, also in rotational directions on workpiece circumferences.
The flexible RONDCOM NEX series’ ingenious design enables the high-precision measurement of form, diameter and surface simultaneously. The modular nature of the new form measuring instruments means that they are available in a wide range of variants, ensuring that customers can now specify a system that will be configured exactly to their own individual requirements.
“By taking over sales and customer support for the Form and Surface product portfolio, we will have direct contact with customers and users. This enables us to understand the requirements of the market even better and to incorporate them into our product development in a target-oriented manner. The goal is to further improve our solution portfolio. In doing so, we are relying on the experience of the team that already managed the business at ZEISS,” says Marcus Czabon, Head of Business Unit Metrology, ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH. With this orientation, ACCRETECH Europe is reacting to the increased customer requirements for individual metrology solutions. Measuring systems are assembled for customers at the ACCRETECH Solution Center in Munich. This ensures short delivery times and reliable quality. As before, the German business is managed from the location in Ostfildern near Stuttgart.
In addition to the further development of the product portfolio, the support of existing customers is particularly important to ACCRETECH. International customers receive services through an extended network that is already established in countries outside Germany. They benefit from comprehensive spare parts inventories and are given access to solution centres where test measurements and training can be carried out. Marcus Czabon emphasises: “We know what it means when a device fails. It often stops the entire production process. Therefore, it is our claim to offer our customers reliable customer support with short response times as before.” In addition to surface, contour and form measuring devices, ACCRETECH offers its customers solutions in the field of inline measuring technology and grinding machine optimisation.
ACCRETECH was founded in Tokyo in 1949 and is now one of the world’s leading providers of products for precision measuring equipment and of the most modern equipment for the semiconductor industry. ACCRETECH has been established on the European market since 1989 and now benefits from a comprehensive sales and service network.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 7.5 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2021).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world’s leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company’s significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS’ technology and market leadership. ZEISS invests 13 percent of its revenue in research and development – this high level of expenditure has a long tradition at ZEISS and is also an investment in the future.
With over 35,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
Further information at www.zeiss.com
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions
ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, microscopy systems for industrial quality assurance as well as metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the portfolio. In addition, ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with ZEISS Quality Excellence Centers close to its customers. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai (China) and Bangalore (India). ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.
ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH
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