Verus Metrology Partners has won a Best Technology Company of the Year award. It received the award at this year’s Sligo Business Awards in recognition for its entrepreneurial, innovative, and diverse approach. The event, which is held in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo, is now in its seventh year, firmly establishing it as one of the most respected business events in Ireland.
The awards celebrate thought-leadership and highlight product innovation, business accomplishments, sustainability, and technological advances. Companies from start-up level to international corporations all take part.
There are companies from across all of Sligo County too, with a focus on those demonstrating a commitment to the local economy and community.
Over 430 members of the Sligo business community were in attendance at the awards ceremony in addition to special guests including Cllr Tom MacSharry, Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, and TDs Tony McLoughlin, Eamon Scanlon, and Martin Kenny. The guest of honour and keynote speaker was Terry Prone of the Communication Clinic.
Michael Nugent, COO of Verus, received the 2019 Best Technology Company of the Year award. The award recognised Verus Metrology’s high rates of sales and employee growth throughout 2019 and the positive effect this has had on Sligo’s technology sector. The award also recognised a range of other Verus activities throughout 2019 including the acquisition of a significant patent, the company’s R&D achievements, its IP activity, and its contribution to the metrology industry in terms of education, advocacy, and setting standards.
Innovation is central to everything that Verus Metrology does. The company’s toolmaking background, for example, ensures a deep understanding of client needs now and into the future. Verus also recently introduced a new and innovative Auto-Rotational element to its bespoke fixture solutions, advancing its Manual Metrology Fixture offering and further securing its position at the forefront of metrology fixture technology.
Verus works in partnership with its clients, getting a full understanding of their metrology challenges before developing fully customised solutions designed and built to exceed expectations. In many cases, it operates as an external department of its clients with relationships built on flexibility, openness, and honesty. The goal is always to achieve service excellence.
Verus is a committed member of the Atlantic MedTech Cluster, demonstrating its commitment to promoting Sligo and the North West of Ireland as a global centre of excellence for the MedTech industry, with recognition around the world of this region’s capabilities in the sector.
Michael Nugent said a priority at Verus is to continue increasing the “availability of future, long-term employment within the engineering sector”. One goal is to attract skilled labour back to the Sligo area.
He said: “Our aim is to increase the number of job vacancies here at Verus across many areas such as engineering, manufacturing, metrology, and marketing.
“We will also continue striving to bridge the gender gap that currently exists within the engineering sector.”
In addition to receiving the award at the Sligo Business Awards, Verus has also been shortlisted for the Engineering Manufacturing Team of the Year award at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2020. The focus for this award is the company’s Automated Fixturing Solutions which have been at the forefront of the ever-evolving business model at Verus as it responds to current and future client needs.
Verus Metrology is a leading provider of metrology solutions with a design and manufacturing team that offers considerable experience, knowledge, and expertise. This includes machinists with the skills required to produce the most durable and accurate fixtures on the market.
The company prides itself on the best-in-class status of its bespoke metrology fixtures that are created by engineers dedicated to delivering solutions that lead the industry in precision, quality, and functionality.
The future looks positive for Verus, and the company anticipates another exciting year ahead.
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