Lake Mary, FL (December 6, 2011) – FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF), an award that recognizes FARO for its excellence in manufacturing, customer service and community involvement. The award ceremony punctuated the annual MAF Manufacturers’ Summit and Global Marketplace, highlighted by speeches by Governor Rick Scott and others, November 30th and December 1st in Orlando.
“FARO is honored to be named Manufacturer of the Year by the MAF,” said David Morse, FARO’s Managing Director and Senior Vice President of the Americas. “We have a fantastic team, and have really improved operational efficiencies to deliver world-class products and services to our customers. This award is recognition of those efforts, yes, but we are students of continuous improvement and I know our team is up to the challenge to take FARO to the next level.” Twenty-four judges narrowed the competition to sixteen finalists, and winners were chosen in four categories based on company size. Each company was judges on leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, performance measurement, process management and other criteria. Tours of finalists’ facilities were also conducted to determine the winners.
“All of our finalists demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the manufacturing business, but our winners are the ‘best of the best’ manufacturers in Florida this year. We are proud of their commitment to their business, their customers and their employees,” said Nancy Stephens, Executive Director, Manufacturers Association of Florida.
FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. Worldwide, approximately 13,000 customers operate over 26,000 installations of FARO systems. The company’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.