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MRMC Announces Acquisition

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Mark Roberts Motion Control has announced that Nikon is to acquire the company. The takeover will allow MRMC to continue in its traditional motion control equipment market for film and commercials, while growing its other vertical markets that need robotics.

MRMC has said it "remains committed to providing the best motion control solutions for any application, while Nikon is keen to see how far it can help MRMC take robotics to new levels of excellence."

Commenting on the acquisition, Nikon said: "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."

Assaff Rawner will continue as CEO of MRMC. He said: "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."

MRMC will continue to develop, manufacture and service of all aspects of its robotics business, from film and commercial rigs to broadcast solutions, product photography for e-commerce and archiving and equipment rental, all its premises in Surrey.


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