Meggitt, manufacturer of Wilcoxson Research vibration sensors and sensor networks, has announced the legal entity name change of Wilcoxon Research Inc., to Meggitt (Maryland) Inc., effective on March 31, 2011. Meggitt (Maryland) will be one of eight Meggitt facilities doing business as Meggitt Sensing Systems.
Meggitt (Maryland) continues to be a legal entity incorporated in Maryland. The name Wilcoxon Research will be used to reference the company’s line of accelerometers and vibration products, but not as a legal entity.
The Meggitt group, of which Wilcoxon Research has been a member company since 2004, is now co-coordinating its businesses through five divisions. Meggitt (Maryland)is one of eight facilities trading as Meggitt Sensing Systems. The corporate name change formalizes the company’s alignment with this new organizational structure.
Meggitt is moving toward four fully-integrated divisions or strategic business units, each one dedicated to the development of complementary Meggitt technologies and capabilities—Polymers and Composites, Control Systems, Aircraft Braking Systems and Sensing Systems.
A fifth division will enable other Meggitt businesses representing specialized capabilities to maintain their market focus. At the same time, they will benefit from the investment in shared services and standard processes driven by a more strongly coordinated center. The intent is to create a more cost-effective, capable and synergistic organization.