Quality Magazine

Industry News: Hexagon Acquires CogniTens Ltd.

October 29, 2007

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI-Hexagon AB has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of CogniTens Ltd., provider of shop floor noncontact dimensional measurement solutions. The company will be integrated into Hexagon Metrology, which incorporates brands Brown & Sharpe, DEA, Leitz, Leica Geosystems, Sheffield, Romer, PC-DMIS and Tesa.

CogniTens’ product portfolio is built on the concept of providing manufacturers with full-surface and feature measurements using 3-D optical technology, available as both portable solutions and integrated cells. The company’s dimensional measurement solutions are designed for use in engineering and shop floor environments of automotive and other manufacturing industries.

As part of Hexagon Metrology, CogniTens will continue to develop and introduce new products, closely support installations and provide value-added services for its global customer base.

“The acquisition of CogniTens gives Hexagon an exciting new technology in the high-speed, noncontact shop floor measurement and scanning segment of the metrology market. This addition in technology and market-proven products will enable Hexagon to position itself in all segments of the rapidly growing noncontact sheet metal market,” says Ola Rollén, CEO and president of Hexagon AB.