Swiss measurement specialist company Kistler Group has taken space at Milton Park.

It’s subsidiary Kistler Fiber Technology has taken 1,379 sq ft of R&D space. The firm’s systems measure for pressure, force, torque and acceleration and span a diverse range of applications.

At its new space Kistler will develop its optical fiber sensing technology, delivering precise measurements in uses which range from electric vehicle to health monitoring.

Clare Fleet, commercial surveyor at MEPC Milton Park, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Kistler Fiber Technology to the Milton Park community. Its position as a global leader in measurement technology reflects our 2040 Vision for the park to become a pioneering research and innovation district.

“Milton Park’s single-ownership model and streamlined 10-day planning process enables the park to be a giant incubator, providing occupiers with the opportunity to scale up quickly in support of their ambitious growth journeys.”

Dr. Michael Summers, research and development team leader at Kistler Fiber Technology, said:“Kistler Fiber Technology is a recently established part of Kistler Group AG, serving customers in a range of applications including electric vehicles and structural health monitoring.

“Our products are based around an exciting new optical fiber sensing technology that allows the measurement of temperature, strain and shape of surfaces and structures with exceptional speed and precision.

“The excellent access to the A34 and rail links to London and proximity to the highly skilled workforce in and around Oxford were a major factor in the choice to locate our R&D centre at Milton Park. We are pleased to have made our home here and look forward to growing along with our new neighbours.”

Image shows: Dr Michael Summers from Kistler and Anna Fletcher and Clare Fleet from Milton Park.

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