Interface, Inc. (United States) - Press Release: Interface, Inc. is the world’s trusted leader in technology, design, and manufacturing of force measurement products. We are pleased to announce that we have recently acquired LCM Systems Ltd, a market leader in specialized load measurement solutions utilized across industries by customers worldwide.
The acquisition of LCM Systems accelerates Interface’s growth in global test and measurement by adding critical engineering and manufacturing expertise with an international presence. Interface has been a long-time partner of LCM Systems. Working together to supply high-accuracy and quality measurement solutions to Interface customers, we both understand that the market is growing and dependent on LCM’s expertise and manufactured products, including load pins, load shackles, tension links and specialized measurement sensor solutions.
We are stronger together. Interface and LCM knows that we can open new markets, while expanding our offerings to meet current and future customer demand.
“LCM Systems is an established and recognized leader in the design and manufacture of specialized load cells and instrumentation, and we are proud to officially welcome them to the Interface family. Adding their quality, proficiency and long history, the LCM team further bolsters our global capabilities in meeting the rapidly growing demands for exceptional products including their load pins, load shackles, load cells and other sensor technologies.” – Greg Adams, CEO at Interface.
LCM Systems was founded in 1984 to provide the yachting industry with precision load cells and readout systems. The load management solutions company grew rapidly over the years to provide engineering and design expertise to market sectors including energy, civil engineering, maritime, aerospace, heavy lifting, and process engineering. The company manufactures a comprehensive range of standard and ruggedized load cells and instrumentation, with a considerable proportion of its market share coming from the supply of customized products tailored to meet customer’s specific requirements. LCM Systems also manufactures load cells suitable for Zone 1 and 2 hazardous area applications including standard ATEX/IECEx certified load cells, load pins, load shackles, load links, instrumentation and accessories. LCM Systems is based in the United Kingdom.
“Joining Interface, a company with a world-renowned reputation and 55 years of experience in the load measurement industry, is an incredible opportunity for the continued success and future growth of LCM Systems. Interface are long standing partners and have been our exclusive distributor for the US market since 2018. Our combined experience, the unmatched expertise of our teams, and a shared continuous improvement culture will make our integration into Interface seamless and highly beneficial not only for both of our companies, but also our customers and employees.” – Steve Sargeant, Managing Director at LCM Systems.
Interface and LCM Systems have partnered together for several years. As the needs of the market and our customers evolve, we will continue to evaluate every opportunity there is to utilize our engineers and manufacturing resources to develop custom and new products. LCM has long offered engineered-to-order sensor products, including load pins and load shackles. These products are often designed to meet specific use cases and precise requirements. We will both continue to meet those demands and provide solutions that match the needs of our customers.
“The acquisition of LCM Systems gives Interface a major manufacturing and engineering center of excellence in Europe and expands our product portfolio with specialized load and weighing solutions. LCM is very reputable in the force measurement solutions industry for providing innovative solutions for complex measurement challenges and we are very excited to be working in collaboration to meet the demands of today and tomorrow.” – Ken Bishop, Custom Solutions Senior Director at Interface.
The strategic acquisition bolsters both capabilities and market solutions. Through our collective market analysis and understanding, we believe that together we have more to offer and can support the growth and demands of the products we design, manufacture and sell. We have more resources working together to exceed customer expectations and deliver exceptional experiences.
Interface and LCM Systems are growing companies. We will continue to expand and operate to meet these demands. We do believe that working together, we will continue to offer great service and products.
As a customer, there are no changes to how you engage with Interface or LCM Systems. The impact of this relationship is beneficial to customers, partners, and team members as we can meet the growing market opportunity and continue to build and supply exceptional products. Our respective sales distribution networks and channels for each company remain the same, while we continue to find synergies across channels and opportunities to expand our offerings and services for Interface and LCM products around the world.
Our distributor and representatives (Global Sales Network) will remain front-line for direct regional sales and support. Interface and LCM Systems will continue to directly support all incoming requests and work together, along with our global sales network to ensure quick response and support to all incoming inquiries.There is no change to the current contacts that our customers work with today and in the future.
About Interface, Inc.:
Interface is the world's trusted leader in technology, design, and manufacturing of force measurement solutions. Our clients include a "who's who" of the aerospace, automotive and vehicle, medical device, energy, manufacturing, test and measurement and industrial automation industries. Interface engineers around the world are empowered to create high-level tools and solutions that deliver consistent, high-quality performance. These products include load cells, torque transducers, multi-axis sensors, wireless telemetry, instrumentation, and calibration equipment. Interface, Inc., was founded in 1968 and is a U.S.-based woman-owned technology manufacturing company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About LCM Systems Ltd:
LCM Systems is based in Newport on the Isle of Wight and are specialist manufacturers of load measurement and instrumentation systems. In addition to our standard range of load cells, we also supply custom-designed versions, with over 5,500 different designs done to date. These range from small tension and compression load cells with load ratings of a few kgs to very large load pins and compression load cells with load ratings up to 2000 tonnes. Our customers span virtually every industry and our load cells have been delivered to over 140 countries around the world.