UNTERENTFELDEN, SWITZERLAND-The Metrology Division of Leica Geosystems has been integrated as an additional business line within the present Hexagon Metrology organization.

Leica Metrology develops, manufactures and markets portable measuring solutions based on laser technology, namely Leica Laser Trackers, Industrial Theodolites and Total Stations. The Leica Metrology products are widely employed in the automotive, aerospace and general industry. They are suitable for metrology applications on large-sized components-like aerospace parts-that require a combination of accurate, as well as portable and easy-to-use measuring equipment.

Duncan Redgewell (formerly vice president and sales manager Europe at Leica Metrology) has been appointed general manager of the new business line. "We are maintaining an absolute commitment to product excellence and superior support," Redgewell says. "The integration of our business into Hexagon Metrology will create competitive synergies turning into benefits for our customers, that can rely on the usual quality of our products and services, now further enhanced by an organization having a strong high-tech metrology core worldwide.

"Along with Hexagon Metrology, we'll maintain a steady focus on providing superior industrial metrology products while ensuring a deeper market penetration that enables us to generate additional sales volume and meet the specific manufacturing requirements of our customers more effectively," says Redgewell.

The Leica Laser Trackers and the Industrial Theodolites and Total Stations from Leica Metrology complement the existing portable measurement solutions portfolio of Hexagon Metrology that already includes a wide range of articulated arms, dedicated application solutions and software and services meeting all the requirements of this rapidly growing market segment.