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Mitutoyo and Kitov sign cooperation agreement

Integration of optical inspection systems

04.02.2021 - Mitutoyo Corporation and Kitov Systems have signed a partnership agreement to integrate Kitov's automated planning and intelligent visual inspection technology into Mitutoyo's metrology solutions. As part of the deal, Mitutoyo will acquire shares in Kitov.

As part of the agreement, Mitutoyo will invest in Kitov and become a shareholder.  The agreement also creates the framework for the joint development of new solutions combining Mitutoyo's measurement technologies and Kitov's planning and inspection technologies. Kitov is a developer and provider of automated, intelligent visual inspection software solutions headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.

Kitov's proprietary AI, robotics and computer vision technologies enable a complete semantic understanding of the part or product being inspected, including its 3D structure and components. The result is automated, highly reliable and cost-effective visual inspection and measurement solutions that significantly improve quality control and reduce manufacturing costs.

Fully automated measurement solutions are the goal

"While constantly striving to identify the best complementary technologies for our leading metrology systems, we have been seeking for an effective technology that can help us to fully automate and further enhance our measurement and inspection solutions. Kitov’s technology is an advanced and innovative solution that meets Mitutoyo’s high standards," says Yoshiaki Numata, Mitutoyo President.

Hanan Gino, the CEO of Kitov states: "The Kitov solution is already deployed by leading electronics, automotive and aerospace manufacturers in Europe, China, USA, Mexico and Israel. We are proud to team up with Mitutoyo, a global leader in the metrology industry and we are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce our unique technology to this industry. We value our strategic partnership with Mitutoyo which will allow us to integrate our software platform into the most advanced manufacturing environments that are constantly seeking to achieve high quality control."

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