Hexagon picks GTA for manufacturing intelligence division HQ
By PLANT STAFFGeneral Manufacturing manufacturing Oakville
New facility will showcase Hexagon product lines and provide an engaging environment for employees.
OAKVILLE, Ont. — Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division setting up its Canadian headquarters in Ontario’s GTA.
The US provider of manufacturing intelligence solutions based in Kingstown, RI, is building a 15,000 square-foot facility in Oakville, Ont. that, when completed in the fourth quarter of this year, will house up to 100 employees.
The building will include a state-of-the-art training centre, multiple meeting rooms, and offices for Hexagon teams involved in product development, quality assurance, sales, engineering, customer support, and administration. A product showroom will serve as a focal point for Hexagon’s most innovative metrology and manufacturing technologies.
The company said it’s Oakville location will allow it to better serve its Canadian customer base, expand into new markets, and attract world-class talent in the Toronto area, which is the second largest financial centre in North America and home to 40% of Canada’s business headquarters.
Hexagon will consolidate all its Manufacturing Intelligence businesses in eastern Canada into the new building, 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, which serves as the head office for multiple Hexagon divisions in western Canada.
The Ontario office is designed to be an engaging employee environment. It will feature 18-foot ceilings, glass walls and windows with “exceptional” views of key areas. The floor plan offers common open spaces, huddle areas and amenities such as tea, coffee, healthy snacks, kitchen, a games area and proximity to shopping, restaurants and theatres.