IMS takes the global market leader in 3D-Surface inspection systems

Recurring topic at this year’s METEC in Dusseldorf was the surcon GmbH is now a 100% subsidiary of IMS Messsysteme GmbH. In the year 2008 the surcon GmbH was established as a joint venture company of SMS-Siemag AG in Hilchenbach and Duesseldorf, Germany and IMS Messsysteme GmbH in Heiligenhaus, Germany.

Since June 2015 is the surcon GmbH a one hundred percent subsidiary company of IMS Messsysteme GmbH in Heiligenhaus.

The acquisition of SMS-Siemag’s shares opens new chances
on new markets for this enterprise.

Hendrik Schultes
Managing Director

Appropriate technological processes make it possible to use the measurement results to derive measures to avoid surface defects along whole production lines. This means considerable cost savings for mill operators. The detection and documentation of surface defects during production has a decisive influence on the quality of rolled materials. It also allows direct optimisation of the production processes as it provides information on where and why defects have arisen.

The company is located in Heiligenhaus, Germany. The name of the company is derived from the words “surface control”.