MRMC Acquisition Announcement
This was announced by Nikon on Monday 19 September at their Photokina press release and this is what they had to say about the purpose of the acquisition:
“MRMC design, develop and manufacture robotic solutions which enable remote and automatic capture for an extensive range of clients, from broadcast and film production through to product photography. With its award-winning technology, MRMC has established a strong reputation for engineering excellence within the motion control industry.
There is a growing demand within the imaging industry for automated solutions to provide unique perspectives and increased production efficiencies. Nikon will continue to strengthen MRMC's leading market position within the film and broadcast sectors. In addition, Nikon and MRMC aim to develop this new market further by utilizing MRMC's robotic motion control solution together with Nikon's imaging-related technologies and its broad sales channels.
Nikon believes this acquisition will lead its further expansion into new fields of imaging product solutions.”
“Nikon is the perfect partner for us. We have cooperated closely for years, most recently at the Rio Olympics. We are extremely excited about the global opportunities that this partnership brings us in all aspects of robotics in imaging. The acquisition will ensure the continued strengthening of MRMC’s position as the No. 1 automated imaging and motion control supplier in the world.”
MRMC is continuing the development, manufacture and service of all aspects of its robotics business, from film & commercial rigs to broadcast solutions, product photography for e-commerce and archiving and of course equipment rental, all from its premises in Surrey.