Thursday 6th November 2014, Third Dimension proudly collected Exporter of the Year award at the annual Insider Made in the South West Awards 2014. The prestigious awards that celebrate the very best of South West manufacturing also shortlisted Third Dimension for the Aerospace/ Defence Award.

Described by the judges as a "champion for exports", Third Dimension has seen its sales overseas increase exponentially in recent years. In 2012, exports accounted for 64% of sales and this has increased to 84% this year as export sales have grown five-fold in the past 6 years. Third Dimension works with leading multinational companies such as Airbus, Volkswagen, Lockheed, Mitsubishi and Embraer.

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Third sells either directly or harnesses the power of its distribution network to increase sales around the world and open up new markets in the following countries: China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Australia, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Benelux, Italy, Turkey, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, USA and Canada.

Peter Marchbank, CEO at Third Dimension said: "Exporting is now the lifeblood of our business. Over the past couple of years we have invested heavily in our systems, processes and people to enable our exports to increase substantially. This award is recognition of this, but especially celebrates the hard work of all our staff and international partners."

Third Dimension's GapGun is fast, comfortable and extremely easy to use for quality inspection of small features on manufactured parts. It operates with varied connectivity options, wireless mode and the ability to integrate well with Third party systems.  

GapGun has the ability to provide manufacturers with a fully auditable trail of every single product that is measured. Third Dimension add value and remove risk from customer's operations by proving the quality of manufacture and in turn providing significant time and cost savings.

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