Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.
Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.
Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has more than 16,000 employees in 46 countries and net sales of approximately 3.0bn EUR.
We offer customers speed and confidence
While specific industries have their own unique challenges and motivations, productivity is central to manufacturing success across the board. Manufacturers must find the right balance of speed, efficiency, cost and quality for their product and ensure they remain productive at those levels. Sometimes there might be a payoff between factors – in the case of a luxury item where top quality is expected, you might choose to work more slowly and therefore push the cost up. For a cheaper mass-market item with less tight tolerances, speed and throughput are essential and you might prioritise streamlined processes over product quality.
At Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we believe that the key to success for our customers is the ability to work at the speed you need while maintaining complete confidence in the reliability of your process and the quality of your products. And this is what we promise to our customers: speed and confidence in manufacturing transformation.
We do this by sensing, thinking and acting
The aim of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is to combine technologies and ideas to enable this closed loop manufacturing – developing solutions that solve customer problems. In cognitive science, the human response to a problem can be described in three terms: sensing, thinking and acting. These are the terms we use to define our areas of expertise:
While we continue to support those customers who simply require measurement equipment for quality checking, we also recognise the increasing numbers of you who need products in all three of these areas. As Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we are uniquely positioned to offer connected, integrated solutions with the superior response times of a single vendor – and to place information at the heart of manufacturing.
We believe that quality drives productivity
In the past, metrology could be viewed as something which presented manufacturers with problems rather than solutions. Quality assurance was a barrier to productivity. However, we believe that now, we have the potential to change this perception. Sensing, thinking and acting independently is just the first step. We are already beginning to connect the dots, creating links between each phase of the manufacturing cycle.
By tapping into the full potential of automated solutions, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 principles, we believe that sensing, thinking and acting can become an automated, closed-loop cycle, taking the theoretical knowledge gathered through metrology back into the physical world and making real improvements. In the vision of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, quality is no longer a barrier to productivity. Instead, quality drives productivity.