Weir Motion Metrics Cuts Ribbon on State-of-the-Art Manufacturing and Distribution Center
21 March 2023
On 13 March, Weir Motion Metrics cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art facility in Vancouver, British Columbia. The site is a combined manufacturing, R&D and demonstration space that will allow the business to better serve customers and provide employees with an innovative workspace for collaboration and development.
At 19,725 square feet, the new facility is an exciting next step for Motion Metrics, which was born in a business incubator at the University of British Columbia and grew to be the market leader in innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D rugged machine vision technology for miners worldwide. Weir acquired Motion Metrics in late 2021.
“In recent years, there has beena very strong pull from mining leaders for AI-enabled digital solutions,” said Mike Funke, of Weir ESCO.
Miners are increasingly focused on improving the safety, efficiency, productivity and sustainability of their operations. Weir Motion Metrics specializes in developing advanced monitoring solutions designed to attain these critical objectives. The facility will continue to support demand and customer needs for years to come.
“This space will be the new home for Weir’s global center of excellence for artificial intelligence and digital solutions. The grand opening reflects our continued commitment to the Vancouver technology and business communities,” added Funke. Team members will begin moving into the new facility in phases this spring.