Hexagon Metrology and Ford Tool & Gage Corp. Announce a Strategic Distributor Partnership

Ford Tool & Gage to serve Wisconsin and Upper Michigan territories

North Kingstown, RI – Hexagon Metrology, Inc. today announced a new strategic distribution partnership with Ford Tool & Gage Corp. (Milwaukee, WI). The company will serve as an authorized distributor of Hexagon Metrology's Sheffield Measurement and Optiv product lines in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Hexagon Metrology’s large portfolio of dimensional measurement products are used by manufacturers for quality control applications, and include programmable coordinate measuring machines, portable articulating arms, and inspection software under the brand names of Brown & Sharpe, ROMER and PC-DMIS. The new partnership leverages the strong suits of both companies to address the technology needs of manufacturers producing complex, precision parts.
“Ford Tool & Gage Corp. is excited to be representing Hexagon Metrology’s Sheffield and Optiv product lines, as both are excellent additions to our current product offerings. We represent the very best names in the metrology marketplace, and these industry leading products will greatly enhance our ability to provide state-of-the-art technology and solutions for our customer’s dimensional inspection needs,” states Bill Ruf, President of Ford Tool and Gage Corp.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ford Tool & Gage Corp. into our North American distribution network," said Angus Taylor, president and CEO of Hexagon Metrology, Inc. "Their competence in the industrial market with over 75 years of combined gaging experience, and their geographic coverage in the Midwest ideally complement our existing network. Ford Tool & Gage Corp. will provide a high level of customer service and more local coverage in this key territory.”
About Ford Tool & Gage Corp.
Ford Tool & Gage Corp. is a privately held company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Over the past 50 plus years, Ford Tool & Gage Corp. has strictly focused on providing dimensional inspection solutions in the Upper Midwest including Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and the U.P. of Michigan.  This specialized focus has allowed Ford Tool & Gage Corp. to share Metrology expertise with our customers.  Ford Tool & Gage Corp. has created and maintained strong customer relationships over the years in the Upper Midwest thru the service that their people provide as well as the excellent Metrology products that they represent.  More information is at http://www.FordToolAndGage.com.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology serves the high precision measurement and inspection needs of worldwide manufacturers with its extensive line of metrology hardware, software, accessories and customer services. The company's name-brand portfolio of quality assurance products include Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, Leica Geosystems, ROMER, Sheffield, PC-DMIS, DEA, Leitz and TESA. Hexagon Metrology has an unrivaled installed base of more than 1.5 million handheld, stationary and portable measurement devices, and over 35,000 seats of PC-DMIS metrology software. More information is at http://www.HexagonMetrology.us.
The company is a business unit of Hexagon AB (Stockholm, Sweden), a publicly-traded company (Nasdaq OMX Stockholm: HEXA B). The Hexagon group consists of nearly 11,000 employees located in 42 countries.

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