Hexagon wins tender in the China mining market

24 October 2007

Hexagon's subsidiary Leica Geosystems has won a tender to install a complete machine control fleet management system in one of the largest open pit mines in China, the Huo Lin He Coal. An integrated GPS dispatching system will be installed to monitor and control over 250 large machines simultaneously.

The order is worth 4 MUSD, which makes the tender the largest in Leica Geosystems' mining history. The tender is also the first tender in the mining industry in China and gives Leica Geosystems a stable and powerful position in the Asian machine control market.

Hexagon AB is a global technology group with strong market positions within measurement technologies and polymers. Hexagon's vision is to be number one or number two in each strategic business area. The group has about 9 400 employees in 30 countries and net sales of about 14 000 MSEK.

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