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Hexagon Acquires Industrial Measurement Company

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Hexagon AB announces the acquisition of NextSense, a company specializing in non-profile measurement and surface inspection.

Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technology products, recently acquired NextSense, a company specializing in non-contact profile measurement and surface inspection in the automotive, railway, steel and aerospace industries.

Founded in 2007 in Graz, Austria, NextSense employs more than 80 people. The company’s manual, in-line and automated solutions are backed by patented Calipri technology. The technology’s measurement principle automatically compensates for tilts and rotations during scanning, providing the ability to address profile deviations and surface defects immediately with accurate measurement values free of operator influence.

“The cutting-edge technology and algorithms from NextSense provide the necessary analytics to introduce corrective measures sooner. This nicely complements our approach to enabling the smart factory, which is founded on unleashing the full potential of quality data,” says Ola Rollén, Hexagon president and CEO. “Additionally, the acquisition extends our breadth of capabilities in automotive fit and finish, as well as in industries such as rail and steel. Together, the combination of sensors, software and advanced analytics from both portfolios will bring added value to all customers while extending the global reach of NextSense solutions to new markets and regions.”


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