Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to open Canadian HQ in Ontario
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
July 30, 2019 – Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division will open a new Canadian headquarters in Oakville, Ontario in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The interior of the new 15,000-square-foot facility is currently under construction and will house up to 100 employees.
Hexagon, a supplier of sensor, software and autonomous solutions, uses its Manufacturing Intelligence division to improve manufacturing processes harnessing data from design and engineering, production and metrology.
The workplace configuration accommodates a state-of-the-art training centre, multiple meeting rooms, and offices for Hexagon teams in product development, quality assurance, sales, engineering, customer support and administration. The facility will also include a product showroom serving as a focal point for Hexagon’s most innovative metrology and manufacturing technologies, as well as an autonomous driving simulation workstation. The location of the new headquarters will allow Hexagon to better serve its Canadian customer base, expand into new markets, and attract talent in the Toronto area, which is the second largest financial centre in North America and home to 40 per cent of Canada’s business headquarters.
Hexagon will consolidate all its Manufacturing Intelligence businesses in eastern Canada into this central location, which includes headquarters for Forming Technologies’ development, sales and engineering, MSC Software, and teams from Hexagon’s production software and metrology solutions portfolios. In 2018, the company also opened a large regional office called the Hexagon Calgary Campus in Calgary, Alberta, which serves as the head office for multiple Hexagon divisions in western Canada.
The Ontario office area will feature 18-foot ceilings, glass walls and windows with views of key areas, all designed in Hexagon’s style themes, colours and company design elements. The floor plan is focused on the employee experience with contemporary design essentials such as common open spaces, huddle areas and various employee amenities such as tea, coffee, healthy snacks, kitchen, games area, and proximity to shopping, restaurants and theatres. The office architecture and furniture will foster an environment that empowers team work, problem solving, and a high level of productivity among formerly separate areas of the business.
“We are excited to announce our new headquarters in Canada which solidifies our strong commitment to Canadian manufacturers from coast to coast,” says Michael Gallagher, president and CEO of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Canada. “We will offer world class support for our design and engineering, production and metrology product portfolios, including FTI, PC-DMIS, EDGECAM and Simufact. We will also continue to offer expert-level support and training courses for a variety of in-demand technologies such as scanning and integrated solutions for the Smart Factory, along with FTI’s industry standard stamping courses.”