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10/18/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Hexagon AB Acquires Data Management Software Firm

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Kronion’s eMMa software will enhance the HxGN Smart Quality data and measurement management software platform.


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Hexagon AB has acquired assets from Kronion GmbH, which it has transferred to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Founded in 2009, Kronion developed the eMMa software suite for dimensional data management, quality planning and analytics for the automotive, shipbuilding and other discrete manufacturing industries. The company currently employs 15 people in Landau, Germany, who will continue to work from the Landau site as part of the Hexagon-owned Q-DAS team. The functionality of eMMA will enhance the recently launched HxGN Smart Quality online quality data and measurement resource management software platform.

Kronion’s software is an enterprise IT solution that enables OEMs and their suppliers to plan, collect and analyze dimensional information from various stages of the product lifecycle. It offers native 3D functionality and integration to product data management and product lifecycle management software, in addition to other customer systems. Used by global automotive manufacturers across prototype departments, body shops, composite, stamping and metrology rooms, the software collects shopfloor data from dozens of metrology systems and aligns it with managed quality control routines for automated and on-the-fly analytics.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence President Norbert Hanke says that eMMa and the expertise of the Kronion team will provide customers with greater value out of their collected dimensional data as well as ease data management efforts. “We’re committed to supporting our customers’ entire metrology fleet, including probing, scanning and automated systems, with a hardware-independent software solution,” he says.