Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Acquires HGV Vosseler

by | Nov 29, 2012

Carl Zeiss strengthens its position as a solutions provider in the automotive industry and acquires HGV Vosseler GmbH & Co. KG

With the acquisition of HGV Vosseler GmbH & Co. KG in Öhringen, Germany, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology (IMT) is strengthening its presence in the market for process control and inspection in car making.

“With HGV Vosseler, we have acquired the best technology available on the market. The products have a good reputation with customers,” statesDr. Rainer Ohnheiser, President & CEO of IMT. “This move enables us to provide our customers with total solutions in the field of quality processes in car body manufacture,” he adds.

HGV is one of the world’s three leading companies for 3D inline measuring solutions based on optical 3D measuring technology on robots which are primarily used for car body inspection directly on the production line in the automotive industry. Robot-assisted inline measuring technology for car bodies is an important addition to metrology in the measuring lab. In addition to 3D inline measuring technology, HGV also offers innovative optical image processing systems for quality inspection.

Effective immediately, Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich will be responsible for the new company, Carl Zeiss Machine Vision GmbH & Co KG. Under the ZEISS brand, the approx. 60 employees in Öhringen, Germany, will have future perspectives focused on further growth.

The Industrial Metrology business group of Carl Zeiss is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering and plastics industries. The company additionally offers a broad spectrum of customer services. Around 2,100 employees (FTEs) work for the company, generating revenues totaling EUR 394 billion in fiscal year 2010/2011. Industrial Metrology is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. It operates manufacturing sites in Germany, the USA, China and India.

Source: Carl Zeiss

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