METROLOGY WORLD ARTICLE: Family Business

Metrology World

The Annual Metrology World is always filled with wonderful case studies and success stories from our customers across the world. This is the PELGO story and what a wonderful measuring journey, one we would love to share with you. The journey did not start off that great but it is never how you start, mostly how you finish, especially when Barbolla and WENZEL saves the day!

A Family Business

My grandfather worked in a factory called Troqueles y Esmaltes (Dies and Enamels) from 1945 to 1966. In 1966 he decided to start a small machine shop with his sons in the center of Monterrey in their house. The name PELGO came from his name Pedro Leonardo Gonzalez Solis. The two brothers, Jesus Caser Gonzalez Garza and Javier Gonzalez Garza worked tirelessly for the initial growth of PELGO.

There have been many challenges over the years, but the most important has been keeping up with customer production demands and quality.

PELGO outgrew the house quickly and began searching for a new facility, eventually settling in our current location. This has been our home for 40 years now. There have been many challenges over the years, but the most important has been keeping up with customer production demands and quality. “Quality has always been what we pride ourselves on and we have been using manual equipment before we decided to look at purchasing a CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine).” said Jesus Caser Gonzalez Garza.

Small beginnings in the home kitchen with the sons all working together.

Meeting Borbolla Metrology

Unfortunately, we had a terrible experience buying a CMM previously which made us skeptical of the buying process, and the sales representatives we had to deal with. But then we met the team of Borbolla Metrology, and their partner WENZEL. Jorge Borbolla arranged a meeting with the WENZEL and Borbolla team, and they worked with our concerns. WENZEL and Borbolla gave us peace of mind to make the investment with confidence. Their thorough knowledge and understanding of what we needed to accomplish are why we are much more competitive in today’s market. Thanks to the WENZEL XO CMM with Quartis software for this advantage. Here at PELGO we had never used a CMM before but now with this innovative technology we can produce reports of the parts that we send to our customers. This gives our customers more confidence in the product they receive.

Here at PELGO we had never used a CMM before but now with this innovative technology we can produce reports of the parts that we send to our customers. This gives our customers more confidence in the product they receive.

Providing Quality Data and COVID

We are still learning a lot but there is no comparison between using manual equipment, to a new
automated Coordinate Measuring Machine! In the past, we would spend hours inspecting parts and
some of the requirements our customers were requesting were not even possible to measure with
manual equipment – which meant we were not able to provide them with the information they
wanted. Now we can give them the requested information with better quality data and provide
them with extra information that they did not even ask for. We have gained time; better utilization of our staff produces more accurate data with confidence. This gives us a stronger ability to compete in today’s market.

To build a sustainable company over many years it is important to be there for your clients consistently and to give them the absolute best product. After the pandemic things will never be the same. We not only sadly lost two of our shop floor personnel, but we know that business, as we knew it, will never return to how it once was.

Family business with father and son in front of the products that they manufacture.
The parts manufactured at PELGO today.

Support and Performance

The support that we have received from the WENZEL and Borbolla team has been great
and we are impressed with our WENZEL XO 10.12.7 and the Renishaw PH20. Its performance is fantastic and serves us flawlessly. After further training, we are getting to know this machine so well and are extremely impressed. We were even more excited when we compared our new WENZEL CMM results to one of our customer’s CMM and ours were performing more accurately!

WENZEL’s partners here in Mexico, Borbolla Metrology, have been a great support and
have also done the on-site training for us. We could not have asked for more. When precision and quality are important in your business, we can recommend the WENZEL CMM, their team, and their partners!


Family business with father and son in front of their stamping machine.
Family business with father and son in the Metrology Lab room

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