ivs harwell relocation

Industrial Vision Systems relocates to ‘fulfil ambitious expansion plans’

ivs harwell relocation

Company is expecting “year on year double digit growth” in machine vision, robotics and artificial intelligence over the next decade

Industrial Vision Systems, a supplier of machine vision solutions to industries including automotive, medical devices, electronics, food and drink, and packaging, has relocated into a new facility – custom designed to its own specification – in order to fulfil its ambitious expansion plans.

Having grown “significantly” over the course of the past 16 years, Industrial Vision Systems has now made the move to its brand new 10,000 sq ft premises at the prestigious Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire which will allow it to grow further and capitalise on new, emerging markets.

The relocation presents a new phase of business for IVS. The company is fully expecting year on year double digit growth in machine vision and robotics on the manufacturing floor over the next decade.

The company says it has identified that Industry 4.0, flexible manufacturing and replacing unskilled labour are all key drivers in this expanding industrial sector.

Therefore, IVS says it finds itself in the “perfect position” to capitalise on these emerging markets with a solid business foundation, high engineering expertise, and now increased engineering resource for the anticipated high demand.

The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus is one of the most advanced and active innovation communities in Europe, located just South of Oxford and only forty-five minutes from Heathrow Airport. IVS finds itself in good company, located close to the European Space Agency, Diamond Light Source and RAL Space, the overall campus hosts an array of over £1 billion of world leading research infrastructure. At the core of Harwell is collaboration. Its occupants and visitors have access to world-class engineering and scientific facilities, leading-edge research and an exceptional talent pool.

The new IVS facility features state of the art engineering offices, research and development areas, dedicated sales office and training rooms in addition to the production floor, breakout areas and administration. IVS has also invested in new demonstration equipment including collaborative robots, automated inspection test rigs and vision inspection machinery demonstrations, all of which will be available to view in the company’s new demonstration facility.

“This signals the dawn of a new era for IVS,” says Earl Yardley, director of Industrial Vision Systems. “Over the past decade there has been significant global investment in automated systems within factories and we fully expect double digit growth in machine vision, robotics and artificial intelligence year on year on the manufacturing floor over the course of the next ten years.

“This relocation not only puts us in a position to expand further but it also means we can now provide better on-site research and development, training and support which enables us to recruit and retain the very best talent industry has to offer.”

Industrial Vision Systems is also expanding into the supply of dedicated inspection machines in the key vertical markets it represents such as automotive, medical devices, electronics, food and packaging. These new machines have been designed for high levels automated visual inspection to enhance quality control. The growth and investment in this area will happen in tandem with the company’s traditional machine vision system supply and integration.