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, which our core capabilities demonstrate.


Core Capabilities

Hexagon emerged as a global a leader in sensor solutions nearly 20 years ago.


Reality Capture Solutions

Our reality capture technologies enable the digital capture of the physical world — from distance measurements (point A to point B) to attributes of physical world objects (e.g. auto parts) to the creation of entire physical world environments in 3D (e.g. complete infrastructure of a city).  

Positioning Technologies

Our positioning technologies enable the location, tracking, navigation, and/or control of anything, anywhere. They power intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries and safety-of-life applications.  

We began investing in software solutions not only to make more use of the data being captured but also to test ideas, products, and plans before they are created or executed.


Design & Simulation Capabilities

We added design and simulation capabilities to replicate real-world scenarios in virtual environments — from manufacturing and assembly processes to autonomous driving.  

Location Intelligence Capabilities

We invested in location intelligence capabilities to enable active, geo-referenced, situational intelligence for any application, providing businesses and governments with unlimited potential to incorporate high-definition, real-time, dynamic maps into their decision support systems.  

Today we’re also focused on enabling autonomous everything.                      


Autonomous Capabilities

Our autonomous technologies provide the ability to “autonomize” any task or process in a workflow to an entire operation or industry (e.g. mobility/transportation) — in which cars, UAVs, industrial vehicles, trains, vessels and more can operate safely, securely, reliably and efficiently thanks to assured autonomy and positioning.  

Our strategic advantage: The Smart Digital Reality

Hexagon is unique in its 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 RealityTM. This is what Hexagon aims to deliver with every solution it provides. It is Hexagon’s strategic advantage and the greatest source of value for our customers.

A Smart Digital RealityTM 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, making them digitally accessible, infinitely connected and autonomously intelligent. With its ability to draw and act on data from multiple sources simultaneously, make unaided decisions, and become smarter over time, it can provide the ultimate form of data leverage.

The Smart Digital RealityTM

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.

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.