DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH develops and manufactures linear and angle encoders, rotary encoders, digital readouts, and numerical controls for demanding positioning tasks. HEIDENHAIN products are used primarily in high-precision machine tools as well as in plants for the production and processing of electronic components. With its extensive experience and know-how in the development and manufacture of measuring devices and numerical controls, HEIDENHAIN creates the groundwork for the automation of tomorrow’s plants and production machines. A continuous drive to provide technically superior products in combination with reliability, closeness to the customer, and a practice-oriented frame of mind form the basis of HEIDENHAIN’s efforts. HEIDENHAIN ITALIANA S.r.l., founded in 1974, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH and is a sales, service, and distribution centre for Italy for the complete range of products manufactured by HEIDENHAIN.