About Hexagon's Mining division

Connecting all parts of the mine for safer, smarter decisions with technologies that make sense of data in real time.

Who we are

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications. Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division is helping to connect all parts of a mine with technologies that make sense of data in real time. Driven by professionals for professionals, our solutions are tailored to your needs and delivered on your terms — short term, long term, for the life of your mine.

Mining depends on precision, accuracy, and safety. Mines must find ways to integrate, automate, and optimize critical workflows for a competitive edge. Now more than ever, the industry must cut costs while improving safety.

Hexagon is the only company to solve these challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations and safety.

Hexagon’s Mining division brings surveying, design, fleet management, production optimization, and collision avoidance together in a life-of-mine solution that connects people and processes. Our customers are safer, more productive and can make sense of their data.

Our History

Launched in February 2015, Hexagon’s Mining division traces its origins back some 200 years. The surveying and monitoring side of our business began in Switzerland in 1819 with the founding of Kern & Co., a specialist in opto-mechanical theodolites and the precursor to Leica Geosystems.

Software for mine planning arrived in 1970, when Tucson-based Mintec began applying computers to solve complex design and scheduling challenges. Almost three decades later, Devex of Brazil had established itself as a leader in optimization and automation solutions, particularly for underground mines.

In 2003, Leica Geosystems Mining applied its survey and monitoring expertise to fleet management when it acquired Brisbane-based Tritronics, a leading supplier of integrated machine automation and site management solutions.

Meanwhile, Swiss firm SAFEmine was adapting glider technology to the mining industry, creating the world’s leading collision avoidance system. Recognizing the industry’s need for enterprise-level solutions, Perth-based MiPlan introduced mobile mining apps in 2010 before joining us in 2017.

In 2018, Hexagon acquired Guardvant, a provider of specialized safety solutions focusing on operator fatigue and distraction. In 2019, we closed the drill and blast gap by acquiring Split Engineering, a leader in coarse rock fragmentation size measurement systems, software and services. Blast monitoring expertise was added in 2020 with the acquisition of Blast Movement Technologies, and in 2022, drilling technology specialist, Minnovare, joined the Hexagon family, rounding out the mine-to-mill technology suite.

These integrated technologies mean our customers are safer, productive, more sustainable and can make sense of their data.

Digital transformation demands more than partial solutions. Hexagon is the complete solution, connecting all parts of your mine.

History of Hexagon's Mining division timeline

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 23,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of 5.1bn USD.

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