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Slovenian research facility opened by Gloucestershire engineering business Renishaw

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Written by: Gloucestershire Echo & Gloucester Citizen | Posted 07 July 2015 10:53

Slovenian research facility opened by Gloucestershire engineering business Renishaw
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The global presence of Wotton-under-Edge engineering firm Renishaw has widened further with the creation of a research and development organisation in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.

Renishaw Tehnini Inženiring d.o.o., located within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, was formally opened by Sir David McMurtry, Renishaw’s chairman and chief executive.

Renishaw d.o.o. has been set up following many years of technical co-operation between Renishaw and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana.

It will design, develop and supply integrated circuits and sensor technologies for the Renishaw Group and RLS merilna tehnika d.o.o, a Slovenian associate of Renishaw, based in Komenda, a village in the Upper Carniola region of the country.

Sir David said: “I am delighted to be able to formally announce the formation of our new Slovenian operation, which adds further capability to our global research and development capabilities.

“Over a period of more than a decade, the University of Ljubljana’s Laboratory of Microelectronics (LMFE) has been a key supplier of ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) to the Renishaw Group and this new investment reflects our confidence in the continuing value of that relationship.”

Dean of the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Professor Igor Papi, said: “By combining the skills of a renowned engineering faculty with that of a world-leading engineering company, we have created an environment that offers enormous potential for research and development.

"We aim to support Renishaw d.o.o. in its future requirements for advanced electronics that will meet the exacting needs of the precision measurement and healthcare sectors.”

The relationship between Renishaw and the University of Ljubljana began in 2002.

Jon Fuge is managing director of the new company.

Professor Janez Trontelj, chairman of Microelectronic Technologies and head of Laboratory for Microelectronics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, said: “As well as assisting with Renishaw’s research requirements, we also believe that we can successfully develop the young Slovenian engineers that the company will require in the future to develop its products.

"In turn, the faculty will also benefit from having a world-renowned company located within its facilities.”, which can help to mentor and develop aspiring engineers.”

The Princess Royal will today officially open the Renishaw Innovation Centre at the company’s headquarters, near Wotton-under-Edge, and present it with its 18th Queen’s Award.

Pictured: Sir David McMurtry, Prof. Dr. Igor Papic, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana and Jon Fuge, managing director.

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