Hexagon Acquires Aicon 3D Systems

Founded in 1990 and based in Braunschweig, Germany, Aicon has been meeting the measurement needs of automotive manufacturers and companies in the aerospace, shipbuilding, renewable energy and mechanical engineering markets for more than 25 years.

Hexagon AB announced the acquisition of Aicon 3D Systems, a  provider of optical and portable non-contact 3D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing.

Founded in 1990 and based in Braunschweig, Germany, Aicon has been meeting the measurement needs of  automotive manufacturers and companies in the aerospace, shipbuilding, renewable energy and mechanical engineering markets for more than 25 years. Its technology portfolio includes portable coordinate measuring machines for universal applications and specialized optical 3D measuring systems that enable efficient, high-precision monitoring, quality assurance and control in manufacturing production.

With more than 140 employees, Aicon has a direct presence in Germany, subsidiaries in China, Korea, Japan, and the U.S. and a network of resellers worldwide supported by its field support resources.

“Aicon is a recognized brand with strong core technical competence across its development teams and its scanner portfolio is a strategic fit,” says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “We also see opportunities for international expansion of Aicon's wider portfolio throughout Hexagon’s global footprint.”