Our Story

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions committed to a simple, yet powerful purpose: Putting data to work to empower an autonomous future.

In this future we’re empowering, data is doing its greatest work — leveraged to achieve its full potential. It’s a world where our customers possess the means to flourish, the room to grow, and the data-driven efficiencies, productivity, and quality outcomes to ensure that both humanity and sustainability thrive.

The idea of putting data to work is part of Hexagon’s DNA. Our legacy has always been linked to data.

We emerged as a leader in sensor solutions nearly 20 years ago, which enable the digital capture and positioning of the physical world.

We added software solutions to not only unlock the value of sensor data but also offer the ability to design and simulate and provide location intelligence of real-world scenarios.

And today, we’re combining things like machine learning and AI with our sensor and software leadership to create powerful autonomous solutions.


Our strategic advantage: The Smart Digital Reality

Hexagon is unique in our breadth and depth of sensor, software and autonomous technologies. When these core capabilities converge, their collective value increases exponentially. The result is a Smart Digital Reality™, which is what we aim to deliver with every solution we provide. It is our strategic advantage and the greatest source of value for our customers.

A Smart Digital Reality is a digital replica of a complete physical world, where all associated things, places and processes within it are machine-readable and subject to the power of algorithms. Every Smart Digital Reality has three defining characteristics:

  • Digitally accessible: Provides seamless access to physical world information in a digital world
  • Infinitely connected: Draws and acts on data from multiple sources simultaneously
  • Autonomously intelligent: Leverages data to make unaided decisions and becomes smarter over time

Smart Digital Realities have the power to understand what was and what is, and to see what could be, what should be and what will be. With the ability to draw and act on data from multiple sources simultaneously, make unaided decisions, and become smarter over time, they can provide the ultimate form of data leverage.

Leading a new revolution

We are on the cusp of a revolution from automation to autonomy, a revolution that will finally put all data to work. Machines with only fixed, automated functions today will be capable of dealing with changing, real-world situations — intelligently and autonomously. Autonomy will be introduced to tasks, work processes, entire operations and industries. Smart, ecosystem-wide solutions will dwarf the impact of recent disruptions like the Internet of Things and big data.

Armed with our core capabilities and strategic advantage, this is the revolution Hexagon is leading.