Acu-Rite Companies Inc. Merges with HEIDENHAIN Corporation
(July 8, 2009) - We are pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2009, Acu-Rite Companies, Inc. will be merged with HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION.
As a result of these changes in our organization, all sales, support,
service and administrative functions at Acu-Rite will be centralized
at HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in Schaumburg, IL. Manufacturing and R & D
will continue at Jamestown, New York and Miramar, Florida.
These changes are in response to the current world-wide business situation.
It is our intention to utilize the considerable resources of the HEIDENHAIN
Group in North America more efficiently. There are a number of HEIDENHAIN
Companies, including Acu-Rite, in the United States. These companies
have extremely high quality and high technology products for the machine
tool, electronics and automation market segments. By using a consolidated
sales, service and support team, we hope to be able to address the
individual market segments more aggressively and leverage opportunities
between the segments more effectively. We expect to accomplish this
by building on the closer relationships and faster internal communication
that will come with a consolidated sales and support organization.
The total product offering of HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION will now be the
most complete in the industry. Our designs and quality are second to
none. Through a single company, you now have enhanced access to all
solutions from one of the world's most respected development companies.
If we do our job well, the benefits for you will come in the form of
more and better sales opportunities and easier access to high technology
solutions for the users of our products.
We appreciate, and thank you for, your friendship and support of our products for these many years. We hope to continue to exceed your expectations with our new organization. We’ll keep you informed about changes as they occur.