Geospatial Joint Venture to Help Plan Roll-out of European 5G Network

Land Info Worldwide has assembled a team of renowned geospatial companies to help plan the roll-out of 5G networks across Europe. Land Info is already the premier provider of mapping solutions for 5G wireless in North America, using machine learning and artificial intelligence to meet the demanding mapping specifications of network design. It hopes that by working with aerial mapping company Bluesky International in the UK and Hexagon’s HxGN Content Program team in continental Europe, it can extend this reach in the 5G industry internationally. “Our international team, comprising Bluesky and Hexagon, will give 5G wireless operators in Europe direct... (read more)
2020-03-03 04:30:53

Precision Data Key to Survival

GIM International Interviews Ola Rollén
Mass migration from rural areas to cities, population growth and therefore increasing need for oil and gas, but also food, infrastructure like roads and railways: all form a basis for new geospatial industry business. A main future requirement will be continuous provision of precision data. Companies able to deliver this, for example Leica Geosystems, Intergraph, Erdas and Geomax, will be in business, says Ola Rollén, CEO of the Swedish Hexagon Group.   Can you give us a percentage breakdown on all of Hexagon's revenue-earning sections? Of Hexagon business segments, surveying counts for 24% of total business, some 18% comes from... (read more)
2011-05-25 04:40:32

Mutoh Introduces ZEPHYR

Mutoh Europe (Belgium) has previewed its new wide-format UV inkjet printer, called ZEPHYR. The printer has been completely engineered and developed by Mutoh's Belgian R&D centre. Mutoh Europe's Zephyr is a CMYK 64" (165 cm) professional UV inkjet printer for roll-to-roll printing (vinyl, flex, mesh, PVC, soft sign, etc.). The printer also handles rigid boards up to a thickness of 20 mm. For roll printing, the machine incorporates a motorised unwinder/winder system with dancer bars for media rolls up to 100 kg. For rigid printing, media transport tables can be placed at the back and in front of the machine.... (read more)
2008-04-11 09:49:23

Xsens Presents Upgraded Versions of MTi 1-series Modules

Xsens has released the upgraded versions of the successful MTi 1-series of motion-sensing inertial measurement unit (IMU) modules, offering improved roll, pitch and yaw measurement accuracy and higher tolerance of mechanical stress than the first generation of the product. The company has integrated into the new modules the latest, best-in-class accelerometer and gyroscope ICs alongside its high-performance sensor fusion algorithms. The modules synthesise at very high speed the inputs from multiple motion sensors, to provide synchronised data on an object’s heading, orientation, acceleration and position. The Xsens sensor fusion technology produces accurate measurements of high-frequency motion, ideal for stabilisation of... (read more)
2018-09-12 10:19:46


It's the entrepreneur with imagination that will survive, and acting like a sitting duck will not help you win through these both economically and technologically challenging times. ese two remarks by Ola Rollén, CEO, Hexagon AB, should be taken into account by survey companies and their leaders. Rollén, since 2000 main man at Hexagon, mother-company of brands like Leica, Erdas, ZI Imaging, Geomax and Intergraph, shares his views in this issue of GIM International. Rollén is an economist, graduate of Stockholm University. He combines this background with long experience in international business environments. Talking to him quickly convinces you this... (read more)
2011-05-25 03:04:51

Hexagon Strengthens Distribution

Hexagon, the parent company of Leica Geosystems, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Spatial Systems division of the American company Loyola Enterprises. The company's Spatial Systems division, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a distributor and service provider for surveying equipment in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. The division also operates its own GPS reference station network RTK-Net, providing high-precision differential correction services to a wide range of users and applications.     "The company is an important element in Hexagon's global growth strategy in the core surveying and construction markets. With this acquisition... (read more)
2009-10-07 05:20:06

Hexagon Expands into Russia

2013 starts with another takeover by Hexagon, as it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in Russia-based Navgeocom. The company is the largest distributor for Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon brand, in the Russian Federation. Founded in 1997, Navgeocom has grown into one of the top-tier distributors of surveying and mapping products in Russia. The acquisition marks another step in Hexagon's global distribution strategy, which aims to establish a strong direct presence in all key markets. Strategically, the acquisition of Navgeocom is a great fit for Hexagon and yet another step toward expanding the company's presence... (read more)
2013-01-23 09:08:19

Hexagon Acquires Allen Precision Equipment

Hexagon, the parent company of Leica Geosystems (Switzerland), has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of the American company Allen Precision Equipment, Inc. Allen Precision is primarily a catalogue company that represents several major suppliers and sells surveying equipment and related supplies to engineers, surveyors, contractors and government agencies. Allen Precision had a turnover of over US$24 million in 2006 and has shown consistent growth exceeding the USA market growth for several years. The company is based in Duluth, Georgia and employs 41 people. “The acquisition of Allen Precision is an important step in the overall NAFTA... (read more)
2007-05-14 09:44:31

Hexagon Investment Distribution Channel India

Hexagon, the parent company of Leica Geosystem (Switzerland), has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of the Indian company Elcome Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Elcome Technologies is a distributor and systems integrator of products and solutions for customers in the field of positioning, navigation, alignment, measurements and surveying using various technologies such as optical and GPS based equipment, aerial photogrammetry, GIS and mapping, construction and mining machine control, portable coordinate measuring machines (CMM), laser scanning, and weather meteorology. The company is a market leader in India in its targeted application segments.   "The acquisition of Elcome Technologies is... (read more)
2007-11-20 12:00:00

Hexagon Expands European distribution

Hexagon has acquired all outstanding shares in four companies; R&A Rost Vertriebs GmbH, R&A Rost Produktions GmbH, both in Austria, Geopro Kft. in Hungary, and Junglas GmbH in Germany. The two Rost companies, headquartered in Vienna, are distributors and service providers for surveying and construction equipment in Austria. Geopro is a distributor for surveying and construction equipment in Hungary based in Budapest. Junglas is a German distributor for construction and machine control equipment located in Münster.   "Both Rost and Geopro are important elements in Hexagon's global growth strategy. We believe the economies in Central and Eastern Europe to continue... (read more)
2007-11-21 02:55:58
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