Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Breaks Ground on Expanded Detroit-Area Facilities

Expanding Hexagon’s presence in the Midwest, the Center of Excellence is expected to support advanced manufacturing in the region.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has broken ground on the construction of a new expansion in Novi, Michigan. Slated for completion in Fall 2019, the 88,000-square-foot building will house a technology showroom, a technical training center and a 15,000-square-foot laboratory and calibration hub. The two-story office area will have glass walls and windows presenting an exceptional view of the nearly 11,000-square-foot showroom and demonstration area from both levels.

Expanding Hexagon’s presence in the Midwest, the Center of Excellence is expected to serve as a cornerstone to support advanced manufacturing in the region. Hexagon will consolidate all of its Manufacturing Intelligence businesses in the greater Detroit area into a central location, which includes MSC Software, Production Software (formerly Vero Software), Q-DAS and its metrology solutions portfolio. Employees from the AutonomouStuff and Safety Critical brands of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division will also work from the new site.

The two-story property will incorporate lighting controls and sensors to reduce energy consumption. The floor plan features open, common office spaces and separate huddle areas to encourage collaboration and innovation. Other employee amenities include a fitness gym, coffee bars, lounges and a modern break room designed for multi-purpose functions including meetings, events and everyday meals and refreshment breaks. 

“This state-of-the-art facility reflects the next phase in Hexagon’s own data-driven evolution across industries to shape smart change,” says Angus Taylor, president and CEO. “Our investment in this Center of Excellence allows us to consolidate our technology teams and put them into a 21st-century workspace that will serve both customers and employees with the highest-quality services and workplace environment.”

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