Hexagon posts tepid Q1

Hexagon posts tepid Q1

A very quick update on Hexagon before I rush back to all things Internet of Things at PTC’s Liveworx event: Total revenue was up 19% as reported to €705 million in Q1. In constant currencies (cc), and removing acquired revenue but adding back in sold revenue,...
Hexagon acquires Q-DAS for factory optimization

Hexagon acquires Q-DAS for factory optimization

Two acquisitions in a weekend — consolidation continues as engineering software suppliers broaden their reach, hunt for new customers and deepen their hold on existing clients. We wrote on Saturday about ESI’s acquisition of CIVITEC, which will enable it...
Hexagon’s 2014 ended strong; PP&M, up 14%

Hexagon’s 2014 ended strong; PP&M, up 14%

Yesterday we had solid growth from DS, a company still deriving most of its revenue from discrete manufacturing industries. How did the AEC/infrastructure/metrology world fare in Q4? Hexagon says it went well, as organic revenue was up 18% as reported and up 9% on an...
Hexagon reports Q3 revenue up 12% including Vero

Hexagon reports Q3 revenue up 12% including Vero

About to dash to the day’s sessions at the Siemens CAE and Test Symposium, but thought you needed to know: Hexagon reports that net sales were up 12% to €648.6 million; excluding acquisitions (such as Vero) and currency, total revenue was up 8%. We’ll...
Trimble acquisition boosts public safety offering

Trimble acquisition boosts public safety offering

The AEC world continues to expand and contract at the same time, as the big providers branch out into new areas by acquiring smaller companies. Trimble is a perfect example, making more than 100 acquisitions since 2000 (spending over $3.2 billion in the process)....
Morning coffee: patents, deals and Björk

Morning coffee: patents, deals and Björk

Welcome to a shiny new week! I’ll be at PTC Live Global, the first user conference that will feature PTC’s combo of CAD + PLM + ALM + SLM+ IoT + well, whatever other initials come out of it. Last year, we all learned about “servitization”,...
Mining heats up: Trimble acquires MIS

Mining heats up: Trimble acquires MIS

As you know, I was at Hexagon’s user conference, HxGN LIVE, last week, where mining was featured as an emerging market for Hexagon’s offerings. Hexagon’s team told investors that mining is an underserved industry, technologically, and that even in...
Is Hexagon’s strategy starting to pay off?

Is Hexagon’s strategy starting to pay off?

Hexagon has been on a quite a buying spree lately, adding point solutions for precision agriculture (Arvus) and mine modeling (Mintec), traffic safety (SAFEmine, initially targeted at mines) and multicopters (Aibotix), as well as precise positioning for all sorts of...