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Industries

Our products are used in many applications

Agriculture

  • Investor relations: 2015 industry icon: agricultureIncreasing global demand for food products from developing nations
  • Increasing global demand for biofuels
  • Greater investment in machinery for intensive farming capabilities

Aerospace

  • Investor relations: 2015 industry icon: aerospaceNew aircraft production to meet growing global demand for civil air transport
  • New fuel-efficient engines with complex parts requiring faster measurement
  • Improvements to fuel efficiency by minimising airframe weight

Automotive

  • Investor relations: 2015 industry icon: automotiveContinuing investment in manufacturing capacity to meet growing global demand
  • Improved fuel efficiency requires tighter tolerances on powertrain components
  • Cost efficiencies and automated processes required throughout the supply chain

Construction

  • Investor relations: 2015 industry icon: constructionMajor infrastructure projects driving heavy equipment sales
  • Skills shortages requiring more automation in equipment manufacturers

Power generation

  • Investor relations: 2015 industry icon: power generationManufacture of components for civil nuclear, wind and solar energy
  • Increasing focus on maximising output from machinery used in power generation

Medical

  • Investor relations: 2015 industry icon: medicalNeurological disorders require highly precise surgical therapies
  • Growing demand for cosmetic dentistry with superior aesthetics
  • Need to rapidly diagnose infectious diseases for faster, more specific treatments

Consumer products

  • Investor relations: 2015 industry icon: consumer productsRapid growth in consumer products
  • New technologies prompting flat screen factory investment
  • New generations of electronic devices demand precision manufacturing systems

Resource exploration

  • Investor relations: 2015 industry icon: resource explorationEquipment manufactured to stringent safety requirements requires accurate, cost-effective and traceable processes
  • Non-renewable resources require exploration in demanding terrains and appropriate surveying tools
  • Global population growth and urbanisation drive long-term demand for fossil fuels