Mark Weymouth is joining Leuze Electronic as the new Managing Director of UK operations, and his first role is to separate the company from its former joint-venture partner Mayser Polymer. Weymouth believes that creating a wholly-owned UK subsidiary will enable the company to serve the UK market better.
Weymouth comes from a strong European sales-orientated background, working in a number of industries where the Leuze brand of photoelectric sensors has been improving safety standards, helping to increase productivity and plant efficiency in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, packaging and logistics.
He comments: "Leuze Electronic is committed to being 'the sensor people' of choice by providing industry-leading customer service and products. The new business structure will enable us to concentrate on our wide product portfolio."
Leuze Electronic has established a strong record within the handling sector for supplying highly reliable photoelectric sensors. Its innovative and extensive optical sensor range can be found in applications from simple detection to the more challenging which involves dealing with highly reflective surfaces and shrink-wrap, and facilities for background suppression.
Machine and conveyor safety is provided by the company's optical safety ranges, which include laser scanners, multiple-beam safety light barriers and light curtains, with options for integrated AS-i Safe, muting products and Ex-rated versions. Leuze also provides safety inspection and consultancy services to ensure compliance with relevant standards in the most cost-effective manner.
Other product groups supplied by Leuze Electronic, and thus widespread within the handling sector, are optical laser distance measurement and data transmission devices that offer fast response with precise results. There are feature-rich fixed and hand-held bar-code readers including integrated protocols such as Profibus or CAN, omni-directional scanning, code fragmentation technology and autofocus.
Weymouth is confident that the organisational changes and investment being made in the UK will quickly boost the company's performance enabling it to grow "despite the doom and gloom that fills our newspapers at the moment."