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Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has selected the Greater Toronto Area for the site of its new Canadian headquarters in Oakville, Ontario.

The interior of the new 15,000 sq. ft. facility is currently under construction and will house up to 100 employees. The project is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The workplace configuration accommodates a state-of-the-art training centre, multiple meeting rooms, and offices for Hexagon teams in product development, quality assurance, sales, engineering, customer support and administration. The facility will also include a product showroom serving as a focal point for Hexagon's most innovative metrology and manufacturing technologies. The location of the new headquarters will allow Hexagon to better serve its Canadian customer base, expand into new markets, and attract talent in the Toronto area, which is the second largest financial centre in North America and home to 40 per cent of Canadian business headquarters.
Hexagon will consolidate all its Manufacturing Intelligence businesses in eastern Canada into this central location, which includes headquarters for Forming Technologies’ development, sales and engineering, MSC Software, and teams from Hexagon’s production software and metrology solutions portfolios.

In 2018, the company also opened a large regional office called the Hexagon Calgary Campus in Calgary, Alberta, which serves as the head office for multiple Hexagon divisions in western Canada.

“We are excited to announce our new headquarters in Canada which solidifies our strong commitment to Canadian manufacturers from coast to coast,” said Michael Gallagher, president and CEO, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Canada Limited. “We will offer world class support for our design and engineering, production and metrology product portfolios, including FTI, PC-DMIS, EDGECAM and Simufact. We will also continue to offer expert-level support and training courses for a variety of in-demand technologies such as scanning and integrated solutions for the Smart Factory, along with FTI’s industry standard stamping courses. We have also incorporated a large show room to feature metrology scanners as well as an Autonomous Driving Simulation workstation.”

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