Hexagon acquires provider of optical 3D metrology AICON 3D Systems
April 5, 2016
Hexagon AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has 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 provided measurement systems to automotive manufacturers and companies in the aerospace, shipbuilding, renewable energy and mechanical engineering markets for over 25 years.
AICON’s 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 as well as subsidiaries in China, Korea, Japan and the US.
“AICON is a recognised brand with strong core technical competence across its development teams and its scanner portfolio is a strategic fit,” stated Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “We also see opportunities for international expansion of AICON’s wider portfolio throughout Hexagon’s global footprint.”