Heavy machinery and equipment industry

Using data to enable more autonomous and productive heavy machinery and equipment manufacturing and operations.

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Making lighter work of heavy machinery

As heavy equipment becomes more complex, lighten the load with digital solutions.

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From construction equipment for housing and infrastructure to factory, farm and mining machinery delivering food and resources, Hexagon is helping the heavy machinery sector innovate to solve some of humanity’s most challenging issues. Our solutions improve efficiency from equipment design to manufacture to data-driven operations.

Explore capabilities

  • Autonomous mobility
  • Buildings
  • Farms
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Mines
Autonomous mobility
Autonomous heavy machinery is poised to deliver significant increases in efficiency, cost savings and safety. Explore how Hexagon is empowering an increasingly autonomous future for the heavy machinery and equipment industry.

Accelerating solutions

Autonomous mobility testing that creates a seamless workflow between real-world and simulated environments to accelerate, optimise, verify and validate billions of test drive kilometres and real-world scenarios.


Build phase

Orchestrate the construction process more simply, creating a model of productivity and efficiency with higher quality, fewer reworks and less waste while ensuring worksite safety.

Through embedded electronics technology and precision agriculture, Hexagon offers customised products that allow integration with existing technologies and components, guaranteeing products with the latest technology that meet market demands.

Automation and autonomy

Adopt turnkey automation and positioning solutions — from machine control to fully autonomous — that reduce inputs, optimise yields and assure safety-critical operations while ensuring sustainability and resiliency across crop lifecycles.

Data management, logistics and analysis

Leverage data across the entire crop lifecycle of agricultural and forestry operations — from preparation to planting, cultivation to harvest — to ensure efficient field operations that align to plan and optimise yield and maximise profitability.

OEM solutions

Integrate field-ready advanced technologies for OEMs, including GNSS assured positioning and correction services for precision farming, machine controls and visualisation for analysis and planning.

Planning solutions

Overcome the inherent challenges of planning across multiple time horizons with Hexagon’s unique approach to smart farming that optimises agricultural and forestry land use, workflows, equipment and processes to increase productivity and yield and minimise waste.

Hexagon’s solutions for the infrastructure ecosystem ensure projects are optimised to reduce rework and build to plan - on time and on budget - while protecting human and material resources throughout the life of the asset.

Construct phase

Maintain a data-driven approach to orchestrate the entire construction phase, creating a 3D model of productivity and efficiency — with higher quality, fewer reworks and less waste — while layering 4D cost and 5D BIM scheduling data throughout the project.

Heavy machinery and equipment is essential in manufacturing, construction, mining and agriculture. As population growth drives demand in these industries, Hexagon’s smart manufacturing solutions accelerate innovation, optimising equipment design and production to maximise productivity in these key fields.

Design and engineering phase

With Hexagon’s innovations in manufacturing technology, users can digitally simulate and optimise product design and engineering to ensure component manufacturability, production productivity and output quality.

Production phase

Maintain a digital thread through production, optimise machine tools, measure environmental variances and prevent downtime with predictive data analyses.

Inspection phase

Automate and digitalise quality measurement with our world-leading metrology hardware and software, creating a bridge between the real and digital worlds.

Digital transformation

Deploy Hexagon’s sensor software systems to transform siloed and disconnected processes into an integrated, data-driven manufacturing ecosystem that captures and creates value across the product lifecycle, enabling new business models and automating workflows to become increasingly autonomous, efficient and sustainable.


Drill and blast solutions

Calculate and analyse the efficiency of each step in the drill and blast process via a tailored feedback loop to ensure continuous improvement through accuracy and precision.

Material movement solutions

Execute successful material movement through planning, fleet management, safety and slope monitoring powered by integrated mining technology.