New hire for Blum-Novotest following record month

Employment & Skills | Manufacturing | Midlands | Technology
Paul Hodgkinson, Technical Sales Engineer

East Staffordshire metrology specialist, Blum-Novotest, has announced the appointment of a Technical Sales Engineer following a record month.

The company secured over £100,000 of orders for its ‘in-machine’ measuring technology that helps to significantly reduce the time taken to measure cutting tools. This makes a 60% increase on the same period twelve months ago.

Blum-Novotest hopes to build on its record month by increasing its work with SME sub-contractors through the appointment of Paul Hodgkinson as dedicated Technical Sales Engineer for the UK.

David Mold, Managing Director, said: “With all the uncertainty around Brexit I was half expecting the first quarter to be extremely tough with investment decisions put on hold. We’ve actually seen the opposite.

“New orders have been placed by both the dealer network and also end-user customers, with interest coming from clients involved in the automotive, aerospace, medical and nuclear sectors. Whenever there is a need for repeatable quality, accuracy and quicker turnaround times then we have the answer.”

Paul Hodgkinson, new Technical Sales Engineer, said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining and I’m looking forward to helping the team increase the pipeline of possible sales across all of our target sectors.

“My job will be to get to know the pain points of SMEs and how we can use our solutions to help them improve manufacturing performance, speed and quality. There’s already a number of potential firms who have never used our products before that are keen to find out more.”

Based in Burton-upon-Trent, Blum-Novotest works in production metrology, offering laser control, tool setting probes, workpiece probes, roughness gauges, bore gauges and DIGILOG touch probes.

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