Nikon subsidiary in the UK Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited, receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade

10th May 2017

Nikon subsidiary in the UK Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited, receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade


Sydney, Australia: Nikon Corporation President, Kazuo Ushida, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary in the UK, Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited (“MRMC”) is the recipient of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (“QAE”) in the category of International Trade.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awarded annually, based on recommendations from Britain’s Prime Minister. They recognize outstanding achievement by U.K. businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development, and Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility. The QAE in the category of International Trade is presented to British companies that show outstanding achievement in expanding their business to international markets and demonstrating rapid growth in overseas profits.

MRMC was founded in London in 1966 with the development, manufacture, and sale of robotic motion control solutions that enable remote and automated operation of imaging devices making up their primary business. They have since expanded their operations greatly from live broadcast and film production to product photography. MRMC and the automated camera solutions it provides, based on their superior robotics technologies, are well known and well respected. In 1999, for example, MRMC’s MILO won an Academy Scientific and Technical Award for its contribution to special effects technologies in the film industry.

Nikon and MRMC have had a working professional relationship for some time, developing and selling devices that combine Nikon cameras with MRMC’s automated capture equipment. That relationship was strengthened in October of 2016 with Nikon’s acquisition of all MRMC shares. Nikon will strengthen MRMC’s already leading position in the film and broadcast industry, and make use of its sales channels to cultivate new markets, continuing to expand the scope of its business in the imaging industry even further.


Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited 

Company Name: Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited

Location: Unit 3, South East Studios, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath, Surrey RH7 6JP United Kingdom

Representative: Assaff Rawner, CEO

Business: Design, develop, manufacture, sales and rental of robotic motion control camera equipment

Foundation (Year): 1966

Number of Employees: Approximately 50


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