QMT News: July 2007
Dick Turpin rides again!

Rugby-based coordinate measuring machine manufacturer, ITP, have announced a flurry of orders from the automotive industry totalling £1.5million, all signed within a two month period. The orders  include specialist measuring and milling cordinate measuring machines to equip a complete new styling studio for Aston Martin at Gaydon. Dick Turpin, managing director and owner of ITP said the value of the Aston Martin contract is approximately £750,000 and includes  three twin column measuring machines (measuring capacity 6m x 3m x 3.5m) and a twin column milling and measuring systems (7m x 3m x 2.5m) together with a side rig for milling prototype car interiors. The remaining orders include  Bentley Motors, with a twin column system for milling and measuring  together with an upgrade for an existing manual machine, Gordon Murray Design, for a large gantry and twin column machines, and lastly an order from manufacturer of railway sleepers, CEMEX. “These orders are due to our investment in software and control systems and, especially, due to our engineering expertise and ability to innovate, to give the customer precisely what he wants. We have the engineering, design and manufacturing capability supply to our customers specific requirements, some of which are challenging,” comments Dick Turpin, adding, “and there’s more (orders) to come.”

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