The award was presented in Mumbai by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of Maharashtra during the Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018 Global Investors Summit.

The Maharashtra IT Awards promote entrepreneurship in the IT industry across the state, recognising outstanding performance and encouraging the use of IT in society.

The event, which was inaugurated by Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, hosted industry leaders from around the world alongside policy makers from the Indian Government.

“A large amount of Renishaw’s software work takes place in India,” explained Vikas Saxena, director and head of software at Renishaw India. “Since it was established, the team has gone from strength to strength. India has a very strong software industry, so it is a big achievement for a manufacturing company to win a software focussed award.

“Renishaw produces industry-leading hardware and systems for metrology and additive manufacturing,” continued Vikas. “The team use simulation and abstractions to develop the tools needed to support the company’s product portfolio, an essential part of our operations.”

Renishaw employs around 400 people in India, operating from five offices, including a manufacturing facility and an Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre. The company has a team of 140 Software Engineers in India to develop sophisticated and complex software products to complement the company’s metrology, Raman spectroscopy and additive manufacturing hardware offerings.