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£43,000 Bridging the Gap Recipient - November 2014

Founded in 1978, Straightpoint became the first company to offer the lifting industry a robust reliable electronic force measurement device. The Loadlink soon became the world leader in its field with sales on all continents. New products soon followed using the same basic principle of strain gauges combining high quality yet easy-to-use electronics. Straightpoint began to manufacture a wide range of products, not just for their own customers but also branded products for companies such as Dillon, Tractel and more recently Pfeifer. Now in its 36th year, Straightpoint (UK) Ltd now has over 40 distributors, providing global coverage of the market.

The company requested funding to support purchase of a new testing machine to give them a clear advantage in terms of speed of service and quality of testing.

The company said:

Straightpoint, a leading manufacturer of loadcell technology, is grateful for the support and advice from Solent LEP, assisting with the process of acquiring a state of the art testing machine, and delighted to be boosting business volumes and creating local jobs as a result.

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