RMS Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Origin Metrology Group

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The deal enhances RMS's metrology solutions for the repair and installation of rotating equipment.

Rotating Machinery Services (RMS) has recently taken ownership of Origin Metrology Group, an entity in the precision metrology solutions market. This technology is applicable to the installation and repair of rotating equipment. RMS aims to integrate Origin's metrology competencies into its global portfolio, complementing its established engineering, repair, and maintenance services.

Origin Metrology's past record of delivering solutions in precision measurement on a global scale strengthens RMS's service offering. The merger results in a combination of engineering solutions with laser-based 3D measurement technology.

Customers can leverage these capabilities both on-site and across RMS's four ISO 9001:2015 certified service centers. The use of high-precision scanning tools by skilled operators is expected to expedite data collection and yield superior engineered solutions, as per an RMS spokesperson.

RMS CEO, John Bartos, expressed his enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Origin Metrology to the RMS family. This combination will forever change the rotating equipment industry as RMS leads the adoption of metrology as a tool to vastly improved outcomes for operators. RMS is proud to work with Tony and the Origin Metrology team on the forefront of this exciting new frontier for rotating equipment support and service.”


Tony Francis, founder of Origin Metrology Group, now the Director of Technology Development at RMS, explained the strategic significance of the merger, stating, “The dynamism and growing capabilities of 3D metrology will deliver great savings and superior results to operators in our industry. Origin Metrology together with RMS will be leading the takeoff. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of this technology revolution and to have the resources and backing of RMS to grow our team and add resources. I couldn’t be happier to be part of RMS; the people here understand and are committed to our vision.”

Further endorsing the acquisition, Kraig Simpson, Vice President of Technology at RMS, remarked, “The Origin Metrology team […] allows us to establish virtual assembly and effectively employ it to reduce customer outage times while improving both quality and safety. I look forward to working even more closely with the entire Origin Metrology team that is now part of RMS.”