Nikon subsidiary in the U.K., Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited, receives Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade

May 10, 2017

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary in the U.K., Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited (CEO: Assaff Rawner, hereinafter "MRMC") is the recipient of a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are awarded annually, based on recommendations from Britain's Prime Minister. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise recognize outstanding achievement by U.K. businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development, and Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the category of International Trade are presented to British companies that show outstanding achievement in expanding their business to international markets and rapid growth in overseas profits.

MRMC was founded in London in 1966 with the development, manufacture, and sale of robotic motion control solutions that enable remote and automated operation of imaging devices making up their primary business. They have since expanded their business greatly from live broadcast and film production to product photography. MRMC and the automated camera solutions it provides based on their superior robotics technologies are well known and well respected. In 1999, for example, MRMC's MILO won an Academy Scientific and Technical Award for its contribution to special effects technologies in the film industry.

Nikon and MRMC have had a working professional relationship for some time, developing and selling devices that combine Nikon cameras with MRMC's automated capture equipment. However, that relationship was strengthened in October of 2016 with Nikon's acquisition of all MRMC shares. Nikon will strengthen MRMC's already leading position in the film and broadcast industry, and make use of its sales channels to cultivate new markets, continuing to expand the scope of its business in the imaging industry even further.

Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited

Company Name Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited
Location Unit 3, South East Studios, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath, Surrey RH7 6JP United Kingdom
Representative Assaff Rawner, CEO
Business Design, develop, manufacture, sales and rental of robotic motion control camera equipment
Foundation (Year) 1966
Number of Employees Approximately 50

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.