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10th Anniversary for Science Park Company

Electro Optical Systems (EOS), who work with the great and good of the motoring world, celebrate 10 years at the University of Warwick Science Park this year.

The privately-owned German company who work with Williams F1 and many others in Formula 1 along with Jaguar Land Rover and Ford, moved to the University of Warwick Science Park's Warwick Innovation Centre, on Gallows Hill in 2002. They are one of the leading specialists in Europe in laser sintering.

Stuart Jackson, regional manager of EOS, said: "If you imagine a conventional laser printer, we have machine that completes the printing in a 3D way.

"That means when businesses supply us with a Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing, we can produce high quality prototypes and tooling for metallic and plastic components by using 3D CAD data to produce each layer. The technical term is additive manufacturing.

"Our customer base ranges from the aerospace industry to Formula 1 with Williams F1 and many more to car companies, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley.

"We also produce titanium heels for shoes - we worked with one designer whose shoes retail at £1,000! - and plastic shampoo bottles which underlines that our work can be used in virtually every industry.

"This is a great location since we can quickly access the motorway network to travel to our customers easily, the facilities at the science park suit us perfectly as does the flexible leases which have allowed us to take extra space as our business has expanded, which is underlined by the fact we've been here so long."

Karen Aston, centre manager at the Warwick Innovation Centre, said EOS was one of the centre's longest serving tenants.

"The work EOS carries out is fascinating and it is extremely useful to entrepreneurial companies developing their latest products since it speeds up the process and they can see their ideas brought to life really quickly,

"The business couldn't be based at a more suitable site because EOS' ethos of being at the forefront of technology in their particular field was one of the reasons why science parks were launched - to provide a business environment for these kinds of niche companies to flourish - and EOS is living proof of that. "