Hexagon Metrology Opens New Factory and R&D Center

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Hexagon Metrology, Inc., announces the completion and opening of its newest facility located in Oceanside, California. The state of the art factory and research and development center will serve as the North American manufacturing headquarters for the ROMER® brand of portable coordinate measuring machines. The new 14,000 square-foot facility was designed specifically for the production of portable coordinate measuring machines such as the newly released Absolute portable articulating arm series. The layout and design of the new building integrates the latest in JIT and lean manufacturing concepts which enables efficient, cost effective, and higher volume production of the high precision devices.

The new Hexagon Metrology plant also includes an expanded R&D facility to drive innovation in the portable metrology market. All manufacturing and R&D functions in Hexagon’s Carlsbad, California, facility will transition to the new Oceanside location starting on March 1, 2011, with full customer services and operations projected to commence on the following Monday.

Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, CogniTens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h, PC-DMIS, ROMER, Sheffield, and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems, and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket, and value-added services. For more information call the Hexagon Metrology Seagate Corporate Center at (760) 994-1401 or visit [www.hexagonmetrology.us].