Hexagon AB announced the acquisition of NESTIX Oy, a developer of production control solutions for the fabrication of pipes and structures used in heavy industry construction such as skyscrapers, large dams, ships, and offshore facilities. Founded in 1982 and based in Oulu, Finland, NESTIX has been meeting the needs of major steel service centers, shipyards, offshore yards, pipe fabricators, mechanical engineering companies and the steel construction industry for more than 30 years. Its software portfolio is used to control manufacturing and assembly in order to improve production, optimize machine and personnel utilization, and minimize material waste – while improving the quality of the fabricated parts.
NESTIX has a direct sales presence in the Nordic region, a strong partner network, and a skilled and experienced staff with in-depth fabrication and manufacturing knowledge. With over 500 customers in 40 countries, and more than 8,000 professionals using its software daily, tens of millions of parts are made using NESTIX software every year.
“NESTIX technology is already a key component of our Intergraph Smart Yard offering, which is sold through our Process, Power and Marine (PP&M) business,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “This acquisition will enable us to integrate the full suite of NESTIX capabilities into our PP&M portfolio, strengthening our position in the industrial fabrication market while offering clients a more comprehensive solution for their pipe and steel production management.”