Hexagon Keeps the Wheels Turning with Red Bull Racing

10 Years’ Worth of Innovation Partnership Continued with New Contract

21 February 2019
In Formula One, the race off the track never stops. The Red Bull Racing team complete as many as 30 000 design changes in a season, and Hexagon measurement technologies support them in the pursuit of continual vehicle enhancement and quality. The new rolling contract strengthens the close working relationship between the two companies, ensuring vehicle accuracy and confidence with Hexagon’s portable measuring arm and laser tracker measurement solutions and the company’s design and manufacturing expertise.

“The Innovation Partnership with Hexagon is not just about the metrology products, it’s about the teamwork and commitment that is helping us develop at such pace,” says Chris Charnley, Quality Manager at Red Bull Racing. “The Hexagon equipment we have is in constant use, both at the circuit and in the factory. It delivers results to our high standards, allowing us not only to check the car accurately, but also to process components through the business.”

The continuous innovation at the heart of Formula One makes this a highly mutual partnership, with Red Bull Racing’s objectives and standards encouraging Hexagon to develop technologies and processes that keep pace with the team.

“At Hexagon, we encourage manufacturers to drive productivity by adopting smart factory thinking. Red Bull Racing is the embodiment of this ethos, with its accelerated development, agility, and drive for constant innovation,” says Norbert Hanke, President of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “For over ten years, this partnership has been a major success, helping both parties to think differently and push for continuous improvement. It’s exciting and a real privilege to continue to be a part of Red Bull Racing’s incredible story.”
About Hexagon
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 22,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.