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Renishaw Inc. breaks ground on new office and product testing facility near Chicago

8 September 2015

Renishaw recently broke ground on its new 133,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, IL, USA, about 40 miles from Chicago. The two-storey facility will be located at the Oakview Business Park and will be the company's North American headquarters. The new building, slated for completion in June 2016, will also include space for product development, testing, warehousing and distribution.

The facility will consolidate the company's two existing sites, with a 47,000 square-foot area dedicated to warehousing/distribution, while the 86,000 square-foot office portion provides additional space for corporate services staff, as well as demonstration, training and conference facilities. The additional space includes flexible training and demonstration areas, with an open two-storey exhibit hall for customer tours and product demos. The facility can also accommodate future expansion as Renishaw Inc. continues to grow.

UK-based Renishaw is a world leading engineering technologies company, supplying products for applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, dentistry and brain surgery. Throughout its history Renishaw has made a significant commitment to research and development, with historically between 14 and 18% of annual sales invested in R&D and engineering.

Today the company has over 4,000 employees, and achieved annual sales of £494.7million for the year ended June 2015. The company has 15 offices in the UK and an additional 56 offices in 32 countries, including 12 offices in China.

About Renishaw

Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print' parts from metal powder.

The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 33 countries, with over 4,000 employees, of which 2,600 people are employed within the UK. The majority of the company's R&D and manufacturing is carried out in the UK and for the year ended June 2015 Renishaw achieved sales of £494.7 million of which 95% was due to exports. The company's largest markets are the USA, China, Germany and Japan.

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