New Metrology Facility Set to Revolutionise Fortunes of Region’s SMEs

A brand new metrology sub-contract inspection centre within Silverstone Park which will see SMEs across the region able to compete on the national stage for the very first time has been officially opened by Chris Heaton-Harris MP

15 July 2016
The Member of Parliament for Daventry was on hand to unveil a special commemorative plaque at the opening of the dedicated Metrology Facility – a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility covering 3000 sq ft within the Innovation Centre of Silverstone Park in Towcester – which is being launched by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, in partnership with asset manager MEPC.

John Drover, Sales Manager for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence UK, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have launched this specialist facility within the iconic Silverstone Park and are hugely excited about the real, tangible difference this will make to not only SME and start-up businesses across the region, but to industry as a whole.

“Our engineers and application metrology specialists are able to deliver inspection, validation, and quality control of components through the use of Hexagon systems which are capable of measuring to the sub-micron level, enabling our customers to achieve high performance and accuracy every time. But being able to verify and validate predefined standards for accuracy, reliability and precision is something that smaller businesses are unable to achieve due to financial restraints and restrictions.

“Through this new facility, we are opening up exclusive access to both the equipment and the support to enable tier two, three and four suppliers across the region to achieve first-rate provable standards. And by also offering dedicated training programmes, along with networking opportunities, this new facility will not only help facilitate growth and development across the SME sector, but it will help raise standards industry-wide.”

Roz Bird, Commercial Director of Silverstone Park, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the team at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to launch this fantastic new facility, which will provide SME businesses across the engineering industry with unique access to a wealth of support and specialist expertise.

“The launch of the metrology facility forms a vital element of our overall vision for Silverstone Park which is to create a truly global destination for engineering, innovation and business development, and we are hugely excited about what the future holds both here and for the industry as a whole.”

For further information regarding Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s new Metrology Facility at Silverstone Park, please contact Claire Waterson on 0870 446 2667 or email For more information about Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence products and services, visit the website at
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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

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About Silverstone Park

Silverstone Park is a technology-focused centre of excellence and at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. MEPC took over management in late 2013 and is now transforming the site into a global business destination, with a full range of planning consent from offices to workshops and manufacturing facilities on the 130 acres of land which surround the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit.