Hexagon Metrology North America and parent company Hexagon AB of Sweden have announced their recent acceptance of an offer by the state of Connecticut to support the relocation of Hexagon Metrology and Brown & Sharpe’s North American headquarters to North Stonington, Connecticut. The acceptance is conditional upon Hexagon obtaining municipal planning, zoning, and tax abatement approvals. The company plans to construct a $13 million, state-of-the-art, 115,000 square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility.
Bill Gruber, president and CEO of Hexagon Metrology North America and Brown & Sharpe Inc., says that "We are very pleased to announce this new facility. Within 18 months we will have new demonstration, training, application support, and testing facilities to serve our customers in New England. Furthermore, taking a clean-sheet approach to the manufacturing space will allow us to design a best in class facility to manufacture new CMMs, plus accommodate our large and growing remanufactured machine business."
The company also plans to expand available services at the new facility by pursuing A2LA accreditation for the calibration laboratories and offering commercial calibration services for dimensional gages and equipment. "We see a real need for more accredited gage calibration laboratories in New England," Gruber says. "We plan to add these services as well as contract inspection services onsite at the new facility, similar to our plans for two labs currently being constructed in our metro Detroit location. These are value-added services for our customers that we couldn’t support from our prior location."
The Hexagon Metrology group of publicly traded Hexagon AB is the world’s largest manufacturer of precision dimensional measurement equipment and software, with 10 manufacturing facilities on four continents and more than 40 sales and support locations worldwide. Hexagon’s brands include Brown & Sharpe, CE Johansson, CIMCORE, DEA, Leitz, PC-DMIS, ROMER, Sheffield, and TESA.
For more information call Bill Fetter, of Hexagon Metrology North America, at (920) 906-7514. Visit online at [www.hexagon.se].