Hexagon acquires iLab

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| Source: Hexagon AB
Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation
technologies, announced today the acquisition of iLab Sistemas, a leading
provider of planning and optimisation solutions for the agro-business sector,
with special focus in the sugar and ethanol industries. ILab will, together with
Arvus and Leica Agriculture, form the backbone of Hexagon’s Smart Agriculture
Solution.

Headquartered in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, iLab takes advantage of extensive know
-how and various techniques to deploy highly-parameterised solutions that
address complex problems related to agricultural processes and production. They
include linear programming, operations research, genetic algorithms, constraint
-based programming, neural networks, statistics and advanced mathematics. ILab’s
offerings include software optimisation tools for every stage of crop growth –
from planting, harvesting and logistics planning to area and  asset management,
scenario comparisons, and cost and budget forecasting – permitting value-added
decision analysis and process automation.

“Together with its established software suite of end-to-end planning
optimisation solutions for sugarcane mills, iLab’s strong market footprint in
the sugarcane industry will support the further development of the Smart
Agriculture solution from Hexagon Solutions,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola
Rollén. “Additionally, iLab’s offerings complement the product portfolios of
Hexagon brands Leica Geosystems, Sisgraph and Devex in areas such as fleet
management, precision agriculture, automation platforms and control room
technologies.”

ILab will be fully consolidated as of today. The acquisition has no significant
impact on Hexagon's earnings.
For further information please contact:
Carl Gustafsson, Investor Relations Manager, Hexagon AB,
46 8 601 26 27, ir@hexagon.com

Kristin Christensen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Hexagon AB,
1 404 554 0972, media@hexagon.com
Hexagon (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: HEXA B) is a leading global provider of design,
measurement and visualisation technologies. Our customers can design, measure
and position objects, and process and present data, to stay one step ahead of a
changing world. Hexagon’s solutions increase productivity, enhance quality and
allow for faster, better operational decisions, saving time, money and
resources. Hexagon has more than 14,000 employees in over 40 countries and net
sales of about 2,400 MEUR. Our products are used in a broad range of industries
including surveying, power and energy, aerospace and defence, construction,
safety and security, automotive and manufacturing. Learn more at
www.hexagon.com.