Anniversary celebrations have included a boat ride long the Moskva River for employees and over 70 key customers during the Metalloobrabotka exhibition, passing famous landmarks such as the Kremlin.
Renishaw has been committed to the Russian market since initially dealing through distributors in the 1980s. The company opened a subsidiary office in Moscow in 2002, adding a regional office in Perm in 2004. Renishaw currently employs eleven staff in Russia, with sales growing over 200% in the last two years.
Speaking during the celebrations, Renishaw's Assistant Chief Executive, Ben Taylor, said that "Renishaw is proud to be a supplier of products that help Russian manufacturers raise efficiency and quality. We remain extremely confident and excited about our future in Russia and believe that we are well placed to support future growth in this increasingly important market."
Renishaw notes that customers have also expressed their appreciation for the company's business support and professionalism over the past 10 years.
Alexei Korukov, VNITEP General Director explained that "without the professional and benevolent support of Renishaw during the early stages of setting up the business, the current VNITEP position as Russia's leading laser cutting machines manufacturer would not have been possible."
Other Renishaw offices that opened in 2002 were:
- Renishaw (Austria) GmbH
- Renishaw s.r.o., in the Czech Republic
- a Representative Office in Hungary; and
- Renishaw Sp. z o.o. Poland.