October 3, 2011North Kingstown, RI. Hexagon Metrology Inc. and Hendrick Motorsports today announced a multi-year partnership agreement that makes Hexagon Metrology the Official Provider of Dimensional Metrology Products and Services to Hendrick Motorsports.
Hendrick Motorsports, winner of a record 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, is a longtime user of Hexagon Metrology products for inspection and assembly of auto body, chassis and engine components for both pre-race adjustment and post-race evaluation. The official partnership — the first between the two companies — expands Hendrick Motorsports in-house capabilities with multiple additional measuring systems, including ROMER Absolute Arms, GridLok portable measuring arm volume expansion systems, and Brown & Sharpe coordinate measuring machines.
Hendrick Motorsports realized early on the value that precision metrology brings to the unique demands of NASCAR racing, said Angus Taylor, president and CEO of Hexagon Metrology Inc. Our precision center in the Charlotte area worked extensively with the NASCAR Research and Development Center to develop the methodology to enforce COT (Car of Tomorrow) design rules and exacting standards for chassis design. Hendrick Motorsports was an early adopter of our technologies for two important tasks: to ensure the vehicles they design and build conform to the rules, and to collect data to statistically monitor vehicle performance.
Hexagon Metrology is the largest global provider of metrology products and value-added services, serving the needs of motor sports teams and industries worldwide.
To have Hexagon Metrology on board in this new way is a big asset for Hendrick Motorsports, particularly as were trying to achieve repeatable body and chassis measurements week in and week out on our race cars, said Doug Duchardt, Hendrick Motorsports vice president of development. Hexagons ROMER Arm and the other tools theyve provided and taught us how to use have been significant contributors to our performance, repeatability and consistency from week to week.
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 www.HexagonMetrology.us.
The company is a business unit of Hexagon AB (Stockolm, Sweden), a publicly-traded company (Nasdaq OMX Stockholm: HEXA B). The Hexagon group consists of nearly 11,000 employees located in 42 countries.
About Hendrick Motorsports
Since 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned 198 race victories and a record 10 car owner championships in NASCARs premier division, the Sprint Cup Series. The organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Sprint Cup circuit with drivers Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headquartered in Concord, N.C., Hendrick Motorsports employs more than 500 people. For more information, please visit www.HendrickMotorsports.com, www.twitter.com/TeamHendrick and www.facebook.com/HendrickMotorsports.