Economic conditions fuel a record breaking month
18 August 2009
As a contrast to all the bad news reported in our newspapers about the economic climate, a leading sensor specialist has just experienced its best ever month in the UK. Leuze electronic’s managing director, Mark Weymouth told HazardEx: "We try and avoid being influenced by the negative talk in the newspapers. This period of change in the marketplace is providing fantastic opportunities and fuelling record breaking growth."
Inductive sensors helped record breaking month
Leuze electronic’s managing director, Mark Weymouth told HazardEx: "We try and avoid being influenced by the negative talk in the newspapers. This period of change in the marketplace is providing fantastic opportunities and fuelling record breaking growth."Economic conditions fuel a record breaking month After two decades in the UK, Leuze electronic has reinvented itself by ending previous joint venture and agency agreements which saw it selling other peoples products. The company has made substantial investments in plant and equipment and now manufactures sensors for detection, inspection and protection.
In addition to being able to just concentrate on Leuze electronic’s own products, there has also been a substantial investment in infrastructure and people in order to deliver on a promise to provide industry leading customer service and products.
Infrastructure improvements include new servers, a new CRM system, Blackberry’s, to list a few, but more importantly all of the staff have been and continue to be trained. In addition to lots of product training, there is a strong commitment to personal development training - for example every employee is enrolled on an NVQ certified training programme.
Weymouth believes he now manages a much more dynamic company, which can focus on its own products which include optical sensors, bar code, 2D and RFID code readers, vision systems, safety light curtains and laser scanners.
And as the July sales figures show, the reinvented company is bucking the economic trend by breaking records, despite the troubled times. Customers in the UK seem to appreciate the change to the company, because sales so far in 2009 are ahead of last year and have more than filled the void created by the loss of the previous non-Leuze electronic products.
During the first half of 2009, the company has completed its product range with a line of inductive switches. Leuze electronic now claims to be a full-service provider in the automation technology sector. The current product portfolio includes a wide range of designs and switching distances and covers many application possibilities. In the compact version, Leuze sensors can easily be integrated in assembly, handling or robotic applications. To meet demands for large operating ranges, such as those encountered in conveyor and storage technology, models are offered with switching distances of up to 40 millimeters.
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