Hexagon AB acquired New River Kinematics (NRK), a U.S.-based engineering company that specializes in 3D analysis software for portable metrology applications.
in 1994, NRK revolutionized coordinate measurement with the first metrology
software to introduce a three-dimensional graphic environment for portable
metrology. NRK develops and supports the industry standard in portable
metrology software solutions. SpatialAnalyzer
(SA), their flagship offering, is used to address a broad
spectrum of challenges related to large scale measurement with portable
metrology devices in manufacturing plants around the world.
it comes to industries like aerospace and shipbuilding, where parts are either
very large or very expensive, mitigation of continuous rework is an absolute
necessity; NRK‘s software facilitates this,” says Norbert Hanke, president,
Hexagon Metrology. “From single part inspection to highly accurate, large scale
multi-instrument surveys, SA’s advanced analysis capabilities support
large-scale manufacturers who have no other option but to make components that
offers the only comprehensive solution to connect multiple products from any supplier.
From arms and theodolites to trackers and scanners, SA’s advanced analysis
capabilities combine inputs from any metrology device into a single platform.
This is especially important in large-scale manufacturing processes, where
larger CAD models and more complex data present additional challenges when it
comes to accuracy and productivity.
a strong resource in the field of measurement automation, NRK provides
excellent growth prospects for Hexagon as more and more manufacturers look to
increase efficiencies,” says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “Additional
opportunities include leveraging Hexagon’s distribution network and existing
customer base to increase SA’s penetration in international markets and growing
segments like aerospace, and to team up with Intergraph to strengthen
applications in shipbuilding, component fabrication and other large-scale
founders, Dr. Robert Salerno and Dr. Joseph Calkins, are excited about the
opportunities ahead. “NRK remains fully committed to supporting the entire
spectrum of portable metrology instruments and manufacturers. We are excited
about taking NRK and SA to the next level and will continue to push the
envelope on metrology software in order to help customers meet their challenges.
That is, and will continue to be, one of the key strengths of SA.”
based in Williamsburg, Va., was fully consolidated on Jan. 1 and will
immediately contribute to Hexagon's earnings. The company had a turnover of
approximately 13.3 MUSD in 2012.
Hexagon Acquires New River Kinematics
January 8, 2013