Hexagon AB Acquires Spring Technologies

The company will operate within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division as part of the CAD/CAM and production software business currently led by the Vero Software brand.

Spring Technologies, a provider of machine tool software, has been acquired by Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions. 

For 30 years, the company has been developing CNC solutions for machine tools. Its flagship portfolio, NCSIMUL, constitutes a suite of integrated solutions providing native CNC code programming, CNC simulation, cutting and tool libraries, CNC program management, real-time machine monitoring, and technical content publication.

“I’m really happy to join the Hexagon team, with whom we share the same Industry 4.0 vision,” says Gilles Battier, CEO and owner of Spring Technologies. “This is great news for all our customers, who will continue to use their usual CAM solutions, whatever they are, and for all our partners who have trusted us in distributing our solutions around the world. In addition, we will be stronger and continue to support them around the world with a broader portfolio of solutions.”

“Manufacturing must be ‘smart’ if it’s to produce the next generation of products at reduced costs. The acquisition of Spring Technologies further strengthens our Autonomous Connected Ecosystem (ACE) strategy, which will ultimately enable the smart factory,” says Ola Rollén, Hexagon’s President and CEO. “Machining simulation is essential in connecting the physical world with the digital and achieving autonomy, both of which are prerequisites to delivering smart factory solutions.”

Headquartered in France, with offices in the United States, Germany and China, Spring Technologies employs around 100 people. The company will operate within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division as part of the CAD/CAM and production software business currently led by the Vero Software brand.