Virtek Expands Supply Chain Offering into the Asia Pacific Region for the LaserQC Inspection System
Virtek LaserQC® will be locally built and distributed in Shanghai, China
Friday, February 20, 2015•Categories: Quality Control InspectionWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Virtek Vision International, a market leader in the field of laser-based manufacturing technologies, announced expansion of its Shanghai, China-based supply chain offering of the Virtek LaserQC® inspection system into the Asia Pacific region.
Virtek will leverage the 10-year supply chain history of its parent company, Gerber Technology, to produce high quality automation systems for worldwide distribution. “We are expanding our supply chain into the Asia Pacific region by leveraging Gerber’s existing infrastructure,” said Ray Campagnolo, Virtek director of operations. “This expansion will provide strong customer benefits and additional opportunities to the Asia Pacific marketplace. Customers will now have a local presence, reduced costs and decreased lead time.”
Gerber Technology’s Shanghai office will handle logistics and shipments, while Virtek will provide local contacts in sales, applications and service. The office also offers a two-floor, 18,000 sq. ft. demonstration center which houses a Virtek LaserQC 1200, and customers and partners can set up live demonstrations with local sales teams.
With an evolution of more than 15 years and over 1,000 systems installed worldwide, LaserQC is a family of rapid inspection systems designed in Canada. LaserQC employs lasers to measure the accuracy of two dimensional and formed parts to very tight tolerances. Advantageous for sheet metal and other manufacturing environments to improve quality control and reduce waste, LaserQC's intuitive user-interface allows all cutting and punch machine operators to quickly become fully proficient in proofing their own parts. The system is designed for first article inspection, quality reporting (SPC, ISO, Lean, etc.), as well as reverse engineering.
Axel Rieckmann, Virtek director of sales EMEA & Asia Pacific, said, "We are pleased to offer this expansion as a way to continue to think globally, yet act locally to provide continuous quality support for our customers. The LaserQC inspection system is a valuable addition to help manufacturers, especially in the sheet metal industry, increase production times and reduce waste and rework with first article inspection.”
Virtek Vision International Inc. is the global leader in laser templating and quality inspection systems, providing exceptional expertise and engineering for manufacturers around the world. The Virtek name has become synonymous with precision, reliability, and innovation.
Founded in 1986, and today a part of Gerber Technology, Virtek is based in Waterloo, ON, Canada, and has offices in the USA, across Europe and in Asia. From the aerospace to the construction industry, and from sheet metal fabrication to wind energy, our tailored technology solutions featuring LaserEdge®, LaserQC®, TrussLine®, and Iris™, and others, give customers the competitive edge needed to succeed in their fields.