Carl Zeiss Acquires Majority Interest in Measurement Company

To further expand its resources to provide solution-based applications programming for CMMs, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology LLC has acquired Coordinate Measurement Specialists Inc. (CMS) in Novi, Michigan.

To further expand its resources to provide solution-based applications programming for CMMs, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology LLC has acquired Coordinate Measurement Specialists Inc. (CMS) in Novi, Michigan. The company, now known as Carl Zeiss Metrology Services Inc., will help solidify the commitment Zeiss has to providing local solutions to customers in the form of contract metrology services, training, technical support and application project management, the company says.

Carl Zeiss Metrology Services Inc. will apply its experience in providing applications programming solutions for their customers in North America. Working with enterprise automotive and aerospace companies is a key expertise, and it has a highly skilled application engineering team with a history of project management. Carl Zeiss Metrology Services Inc. is also a turnkey provider for metrology programming projects.

"CMS has been an outstanding business partner with Zeiss for more than 2 decades. Their technical expertise matches very well with our solution-based and customer-centric environment," says Michael Kirchner, president, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology LLC.

John and Karl Gauruder, who remain co-owners of the company, will continue to support and build upon Carl Zeiss Metrology Services Inc. "This acquisition is important in our ongoing commitment to provide value-added metrology services to our customers. The expertise at CMS, combined with Zeiss technology and brand recognition, is attractive to us on several levels, and we see opportunities for expansion into the types of services we can provide for our customers," says Al Chiasson, the new general manager of Carl Zeiss Metrology Services Inc.