Virtek Announces European Office Opening at Advanced Engineering Show

Wednesday, November 2, 2016Categories: Laser Templating, Spatial Positioning System

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada

Virtek Vision International, a market leader in the field of laser-based manufacturing technologies, announces plans to open their European office in Manchester UK, to better serve the European and Asia-Pacific markets as they exhibit at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK Nov. 2-3 at the NEC.

“Engaging and remaining close to our customers is key to driving continued innovation,” said Todd Rhodes, vice president and general manager, Virtek. “We have seen an increased interest in our products in Europe and Asia. Opening our new office and participating in key events like the Advanced Engineering Show will help us to listen and learn with more local presence.”

The new office will showcase a product showroom featuring core technology with the ability to run product demos onsite for customers. Additionally, we will increase our customer service by decreasing turnaround times for shipments and repairs. In country inventory of projectors will be readily available overall making it easier to get our customers up and running faster.

Virtek is also excited to announce the appointment of Neil Stannard, regional director of sales, joining the team later this month. Stannard will be the new leader for Virtek representing the Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Stannard's strong background and experience with the world's top aerospace and transportation companies make him a great fit for Virtek’s portfolio of laser-based solutions. "We are very excited to have someone of Neil's caliber leading our teams in Europe and Asia Pacific," said Rhodes.

To learn more about our local support this week, visit us at the Advanced Engineering show, located in hall 3, stand037. Virtek will showcase products and industry-leading solutions that help ensure accuracy, optimize productivity and minimize labor requirements in composites manufacturing. Attendees of the Advanced Engineering show will receive a special promotional offer if they purchase a Virtek laser projection system within 60 days of the show. Visit the stand to find out more details.

Solutions highlighted at the stand will feature:

  • The Virtek Iris™, the latest integrated vision and laser projection system, has a software platform that supports bothtargeted and targetless functionality. The Virtek Iris helps to accelerate the aerospace assembly process by eliminating templates, reducing human errors and safeguarding quality throughout the manufacturing process.
  • The Virtek® Projection Data Creator (PDC) software makes it fast and easy to create projections using the latest CAD formats, saving time and costs when deploying product design changes.

Advanced Engineering brings together OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to meet and do business with all levels of the engineering supply chain. The show addresses the supply chain needs of aerospace, automotive, motorsport, transport, civil engineering and more.

About Virtek
Virtek 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®, Iris™ and others, give customers the competitive edge needed to succeed in their fields.

About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & graphics. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China. 

Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.