Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, recently announced the acquisition of AICON 3D Systems, a leading provider of optical and portable non-contact 3D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing.
Founded in 1990 and based in Braunschweig, Germany, AICON has been meeting the measurement needs of renowned automotive manufacturers and companies in the aerospace, shipbuilding, renewable energy and mechanical engineering markets for over 25 years. Its technology portfolio includes portable coordinate measuring machines for universal applications and specialised optical 3D measuring systems that enable efficient, high-precision monitoring, quality assurance and control in manufacturing production.
With over 140 employees, AICON has a direct presence in Germany, subsidiaries in China, Korea, Japan, and the US and a network of resellers worldwide supported by its field support resources.
“AICON is a recognised brand with strong core technical competence across its development teams and its scanner portfolio is a strategic fit,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “We also see opportunities for international expansion of AICON’s wider portfolio throughout Hexagon’s global footprint.”
Also, the CEOs of AICON 3D Systems, Carl-Thomas Schneider and Werner Bösemann, further commented: “Joining Hexagon is a great opportunity to bring our first-class AICON scanner products to a wide range of customers worldwide.”
AICON will be fully consolidated as of April. The company’s turnover for 2015 amounted to approximately 19 MEUR.