AM specialist Renishaw’s new Innovation Centre has been formally opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who also presented the company with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

The £20 million innovation center offers an additional 153,000 ft2 of space to house research and development and corporate services staff, as well as demonstration, training and conference facilities.

‘The Renishaw Innovation Centre is one of a series of significant investments that we are making to secure our future growth here in the UK, and in our many overseas markets,’ said Sir David McMurtry, Renishaw’s chairman and chief executive.

Renishaw has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015 in the Innovation category for the development and manufacture of its RESOLUTE family of non-contact, optical position feedback devices.

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