Hexagon invests €90M in new smart factory
June 21, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 21, 2017 – Hexagon, a global provider of information technology solutions, will invest approximately 90 million euros (roughly C$134 million) in a new 52,000-square-metre production facility in Hongdao, China.
The new site, which will primarily produce metrology systems for the MI division, will utilize Hexagon’s smart manufacturing technologies to make and calibrate the systems, as well as house software development and customer support teams covering the wider Hexagon portfolio. The facility will also offer office and meeting space, recreational areas for employees and a Hexagon solution centre.
“The factories of the future must be flexible, modular working environments with data-driven ecosystems that embed agility and quality into every phase of the production process,” said president and CEO Ola Rollén. “Our new facility not only will deliver high-class products and services for our customers in China and the surrounding region, but also pioneer new technologies to support smart manufacturing.”
Slated to begin this year, construction will be managed using Hexagon’s own enterprise construction solution, HxGN SMART Build, and is expected to be completed by 2020.