Do good, help others do good, talk about it, and let others talk about it. That is how we take responsibility, by accelerating sustainable developments and harmonising the planet, people and prosperity.
Our solutions already contribute to environmental and social sustainability by improving efficiency, quality, and safety in a broad array of industries. We have long been proud enablers of our customers’ sustainability journeys — but we didn’t talk about it. With this edition of our customer magazine, we’re changing that.
2021 is a very special year for us — we are celebrating 100 years of Innovation Heerbrugg and, with it, honour thousands of committed people who have driven innovations worldwide for a century and created many unforgettable moments. Heerbrugg is and will remain one of the largest global locations for Hexagon. The high-performance innovation factory ensures technology leadership for Hexagon. Innovation was important 100 years ago when WILD Heerbrugg was established, and it is essential today. In the historic review by Eugen Voit, who held various senior technology leadership roles over the last decades, you will read that tradition and change do not have to be a contradiction. The continuous striving for innovation is the link between stability and change, and the basis for sustainable developments.
Learning from the past means a better future. The urge to spread innovations and thus technology to solve customer and societal problems is firmly anchored in our corporate culture. Let Burkhard Böckem, CTO Hexagon, take you on a journey into the future. Find out which technological leaps are already possible, which future technology trends we’re translating into concrete solutions and how we leverage these opportunities for good by making the technology broadly accessible.
Of course, selected, highly innovative sensing and software solutions will also be featured in this issue, even if, as every time, we have more than fit into this issue. We’re telling you how customers use our solutions to solve their business challenges and grow their companies. In addition, we will explain how the project positively affected sustainability or how the featured solutions contribute to crucial research. A professional land surveying company in Singapore expanded its business with the Leica GS18 I GNSS RTK Rover while making work safer for its employees. Optimising mining fleet management with Hexagon solutions means significant cost savings and also a considerable reduction in a mine’s environmental footprint. Learn how the Leica Chiroptera 4X helps assess ocean health and how machine automation in heavy construction ensures companies deliver projects as specified, on time, within budget while keeping people safe and lowering emissions.
Beyond enabling others’ sustainability journeys, we are also committed to lowering our own impact on the environment and that of our supply and value chain. Driving a culture of sustainability within our company is going to be accelerated.
Read the interview with Hexagon’s Head of Sustainability Maria Luthström to learn more about Hexagon’s pledge to contribute to solving the world’s most pressing problems.
By believing in the future, we as innovation enthusiasts will aspire to lead by example and to demonstrate what can be done. I wish you a lot of reading pleasure and let’s move on to “do good, help others do good, talk about it, and let others talk about it.”
President, Hexagon's Geosystems division