Established in 1973 by David McMurtry (now Sir David McMurtry), Chairman and Chief Executive, and John Deer, now Deputy Chairman, Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. It develops innovative products to improve manufacturing efficiencies and raise product quality, to maximize research capabilities and improve the efficacy of medical procedures.
Its products are used for machine tool automation, co-ordinate measurement, additive manufacturing, gauging, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, CAD/CAM dentistry, shape memory alloys, large scale surveying, stereotactic neurosurgery, and medical diagnostics. The majority of its R&D and manufacturing is carried out in the UK, primarily in its Gloucestershire headquarters. It also has assembly facilities located near to Dublin, Ireland and in Pune, India. In 2011 it acquired the former Renishaw has a strong global presence, with more than 60 offices in 32 countries and some 94% of its sales are made outside the UK. Renishaw is directly present in Italy through a complete Italian language website at www.renishaw.it, and through its Italian offices, located in Via dei Prati 5, Turin.