About PI UK

PI UK, based in the Technology Park alongside Cranfield University (Bedfordshire) is the UK subsidiary of PI (Physik Instrumente) GmbH. Supporting customers in the UK and Ireland, our experienced team of technical specialists are available to provide application support, equipment demonstrations, price information and rapid feedback to technical issues.


Service and Consulting as Flexible as Your Technical Solution

The PI Group can respond precisely to what customers want: Specific requirements can often only be satisfied by customized solutions - solutions that can only be found by unconventional and creative thinking.

That Means for the Customer:

  • Individual consultation from trained specialists
  • Sustainable spare parts service and the ability to supply
  • Qualification for every positioning system that is dispatched
  • On-site training and individual support
  • Aftersales service
  • International support

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Facts and Figures

PI was founded more than four decades ago and is considered today a global market and technology leader
Precision positioning technology with accuracies to the subnanometer range
No other company in the world offers a deeper portfolio of precision motion technologies than the PI Group
Manufacturing everything in-house, PI provides customers with the flexibility, shorter lead-times and customization that they need
Continuous investment into research and development of our technologies
More than 850 highly qualified employees all over the world, research and manufacturing sites in 3 continents and subsidiaries in 13 countries

Development of Turnover and Staff


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Awards & Certificates

PI - Project of the Year

Physik Instrumente (PI) has caught the attention of the judges of the Motion Control Industry Awards for the third year running, winning the Project of the Year category and reaching the final of  Manufacturer of the Year section. The awards, which took place at the National Conference Centre in Solihull on the 10th of April, acknowledge the achievements of motion control companies and individuals, and have become a leading event in the industry. 

PI’s continuing success in the Manufacturer of the Year category can be largely attributed to the company’s partnership approach, working closely with its customers to build long-term, trusted relationships, and helping them to realise the true potential of precision motion and control. 

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Excellent System from PI for Fast, Multi-Channel Alignment Tasks in Photonics

In conjunction with silicon photonics, the demand for precision in the nanometer range as well as high throughput during testing and production of chips is increasing. PI (Physik Instrumente) offers an innovative solution for those applications and was nominated in the category Analytical/Test as one of the 100 most innovative technological developments of 2016.

The fast, multi-channel fiber alignment system is based on a hybrid drive, that combines the classical servo motors with the high-dynamic and nanometer precision piezoelectric drives. This is controlled by a digital motion controller with integrated scanning and alignment routines designed for fast adjusting processes. The prize is awarded each year by the editors of the R&D magazine.

PI - Manufacturer of the Year

On April 12th 2016 at the National Motorcycle Museum, the prestigious Motion and Control Industry Awards took place. That evening, PI were awarded winner of "Manufacturer of the Year" and we are extremely proud to be recognised for all the hard work that has gone in to receiving this.

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