7D Kinematic Metrology has acquired the iGPS dynamic tracking business from Nikon Metrology


Leuven, March 29, 2019. Nikon Metrology announced today that Canadian based 7D Kinematic Metrology Inc, has acquired Nikon Metrology’s iGPS dynamic tracking business. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place on Mar 31, 2019.

  • Nikon Metrology focuses on Optical and X-ray inspection and Non-Contact metrology.
  • 7D Kinematic Metrology intends to grow the iGPS business in aerospace, special vehicle inspections and other industries.
  • Closing of the transaction will be on Mar 31, 2019.

iGPS is a modular large scale, high-accuracy dynamic tracking solution that transforms large facilities into an accurate tracking-enabled workspace. Within the facility, the movement of an unlimited number of devices like large assembly parts, tools and AGVs equipped with iGPS sensors, can be tracked concurrently. As such iGPS technology enables advanced manufacturing and assembly of large-scale products such as aircraft or aerospace components. The iGPS technology is also used during the development process of automotive active safety and autonomous driving systems.

7D Kinematic Metrology is part of Amrikart Ultraprecision group. Specialized in real-time assisted assembly solutions, 7D Kinematic Metrology is today a world leader in the implementation of the revolutionary iGPS system. 7D Kinematic Metrology has extensive expertise in dimensional measurement, the company is a strategic partner for any manufacturer of large-scale products requiring high precision measurements.

Tadashi Nakayama, Corporate VP of Nikon, welcomed the plans: “This business transfer is in line with the Nikon Corporation strategic review to focus on Optical and X-ray inspection and Non-contact metrology”.

Nathalie Tremblay, CEO and owner of 7D Kinematic Metrology, commented: “Thanks to our long-term experience in aerospace manufacturing and the close cooperation with Nikon Metrology integrating their dynamic tracking iGPS solutions in aerospace assembly projects, 7D Kinematic Metrology will be well positioned to expand iGPS business line.”

Both companies will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition with suppliers, customers and resellers.

Further details of the agreement were not disclosed.


7D Kinematic Metrology is a newly established company in the Amrikart Ultraprecision group that focuses solely on research, development and production of the iGPS technology with both the R&D center and the production facility based in Cambridge, Canada. Combining in-depth knowledge of dynamic tracking and industry knowledge of aerospace and automotive, 7D Kinematic Metrology will reinvent the iGPS technology and provide quality products, close support and customer care to our integrators and end customers.



Nikon Metrology offers the broadest range of metrology solutions for applications, ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircraft. These solutions include industrial microscopes, video measuring systems, laser scanners for CMM and handheld applications, Laser Radar and X-ray / CT inspection systems, complemented with application software. Nikon Metrology’s innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high performance design-through-manufacturing process, that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time. Further information is available on www.nikonmetrology.com.


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Nikon Metrology NV Europe
Renaat Van Cauter
Email: renaat.vancauter@nikon.com
Phone: +32 16 74 01 00
Web: www.nikonmetrology.com

Nikon Metrology Inc. (US & Canada)
Andy Stults
Email: andy.stults@nikon.com
Phone:+1 810-220-4360

7D Kinematic Metrology Inc.
Nathalie Tremblay
Phone : 1 514-703-5430