Hexagon manufacturing, which provides technology for smart manufacturing, acquired 6 companies in 2016.

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BY : Diego GutiérrezOctober Thu, 2016
Hexagon is a Swedish company, a leading international IT provider that drives quality and productivity improvements through applications for geospatial and industrial companies. It has a subsidiary, which  provides software-based information technology solutions that improve quality and productivity, based on measuring equipment.

 In 2002, this company was floated on the stock exchange and in 2016 it has made 6 acquisitions The aim is to be able to provide its customers with a higher quality service, as well as to grow in different geographical markets.

Acquisitions made in 2016

logo-apodius-gmbhApodius GmbH - measurement of fibre composite components. September

Apodius GmbHis an emerging company specialising in fibre composite component measurement solutions. It serves the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sectors as well as suppliers to the automotive, aerospace, electronics and appliance industries.

nestix  Nestix- Control solutions for the heavy industry, June

Nestixbased in Finland that develops production control solutions for the manufacture of pipes and structures, which are used in heavy industry construction (e.g. skyscrapers, large dams, ships). Its software portfolio is used to control manufacturing and assembly in order to improve production, optimise machine and personnel utilisation, and minimise material waste - while improving the quality of manufactured parts.


Aicon- 3D Measurement Systems , March

Founded in 1990 and based in Braunschweig, Germany, AICON is the leading provider of portable optical non-contact 3D measurement systems for industrial manufacturing.

With more than 140 employees and a 2015 turnover of €19M, the company also has offices in China, Korea, Japan and the USA, as well as a worldwide network of distributors.


Forming Technology Inc- automotive, aerospace, design solutions, March

Founded in 1989 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to the automotive, aerospace, electronics and appliance industries with solutions for sheet metal design, simulation, feasibility and costing.


SigmaSpace Corporation, 3d maps of the earth, February

Headquartered near Washington, DC with approximately 110 employees and a turnover of €25M in 2015, SigmaSpace offers a unique technology, which enables the collection of 3D data at much higher speeds and better resolutions than conventional systems.


SCCS, surveying solutions, January

SCCS, provides surveying solutions across the country, engineering and infrastructure market.

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