Lake Mary, Fla., June 10 — FARO Technologies , Inc. (Nasdaq: FARO), the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, supports Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication out of New Hudson, MI, as they prepare for their final race in the GT1 category. The GT1-Champion Corvette Racing Team is currently in France, preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which takes place on June 13-14, 2009.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the most grueling race of the season and holds greater significance this year as it is the last time Corvette Racing will participate in the GT1 class. "Le Mans is recognized as the most prestigious and demanding race of the year, and FARO is very proud to be Corvette Racing’s sponsor again this year," said Pete Edmonds, FARO Vice President of Sales for the Americas division.
During their time on the circuit, the Corvette factory team has scored an impressive 72 victories in 102 races, including an overall win at the 2001 Daytona 24-hour race and five GT titles in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
"We are looking forward to our 11th running at the 24 hours of Le Mans. It has been great experience having FARO on board with us. FARO has been a strong partner in the success of our team and helping us stay ahead of the competition," said Gary Pratt.
Corvette Racing, which is run by Pratt & Miller on behalf of General Motors, uses FaroArms in the design, quality control and race-specification compliance of their vehicles. They also use the FARO Gage to validate parts in their precision machine shop and the FARO Laser ScanArm to reverse-engineer components. This allows the company’s engineers and technicians to accurately and efficiently produce everything from small, individual components and sub-assemblies to complete turnkey road and race cars.
"Pratt and Miller’s objective is to win at everything they do, from auto racing to developing the C6R street car," said Pete Edmonds, "They strive for perfection and reliability, and FARO helps them reach those goals."
As the Corvette Racing team continues to pursue championships and tune their cars to perfection, FARO will remain a strong partner, helping Pratt & Miller with their design projects from initial conception to finished product. "The combination of our team’s expertise and FARO’s portable, computerized measuring technologies offers a total design solution, so we have unmatched time and cost efficiencies, accuracy, and performance," summarized Gary Pratt, Vice President of Pratt & Miller.
FARO (Nasdaq: FARO) develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites. Worldwide, approximately 9,200 customers are operating more than 19,600 installations of FARO’s systems. The company’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Fla., its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branches in Canada, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. Further information: http://www.faro.com.