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...
Morning coffee: manufacturing, earnings, ice and … tuna?

Morning coffee: manufacturing, earnings, ice and … tuna?

Wow, what a week! Let’s see: earnings, COFES, earnings, meetings, briefings … There’s lots more coming from me over the next few weeks about COFES and earnings but here are some highlights and news we all need to catch up on. It’s the Economy … Big...
Hexagon snaps up Mintec to close mining loop

Hexagon snaps up Mintec to close mining loop

Ever since Dassault Systèmes bought Gemcom, mining has been a hot area of focus for the major engineering software providers. It’s an underserved market that presents a lot of opportunity for more modernized, technological solutions. Mining is under significant...
Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Welcome to a new week! We hope you had a fabulous weekend. Here in New England, we’re veering between lovely spring weather and cold winter, with snow in the forecast yet again. Sorry that this post is later than usual; server issues have had the Schnitger Corp...
Hexagon completes its transformation

Hexagon completes its transformation

Hexagon is reinventing itself, moving from its legacy as a contract metals manufacturer and producer of valves, antennas and pressure vessels, to a conglomerate focusing on measurement technology. Today, the company said it has sold the last piece of the...
Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Happy Monday! Last week was a big one, with all of the regular news plus International Pi Day and the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for what we know today as the Internet. Sir Berners-Lee used the occasion to call for an Internet users’...
Hexagon gets into drones

Hexagon gets into drones

Hexagon just keeps getting more interesting. Started out as a fish cannery and parts maker, sold off those businesses and acquired sophisticated measuring devices and software, GIS and then Intergraph … Lots of acquisitions in between, but today Hexagon...