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Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Metrology Renew Global Network Contract with Orange Business Services

Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Metrology have signed a 4-year contract renewal with Orange Business Services for a global Wide Area Network (WAN) connecting all of their 68 sites in 28 countries, including several in high-growth markets.

Headquartered in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a world leader in spatial measurement. Headquartered in London, Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. Both companies are part of Hexagon AB, a global, research-intensive technology company with an extensive line of hardware, software and services that spans customers and industries worldwide.

Orange Business Services has been providing global network services to Leica Geosystems since 2005. In 2011, the contract was expanded to add sister company Hexagon Metrology. Both companies are independent but benefit from a single global solution by mutualizing some IT practices, such as the network and application management through the network.

This renewal relies on Orange Business Services’ capability to improve the existing network’s performance to adapt to Leica and Hexagon’s growth in new markets, especially in high-growth countries, while optimizing costs.

Alexander Perle, Head of IT Global Networks, CAD/PLM & Collaboration, Leica Geosystems AG, said: “Orange Business Services is a trusted partner for us and convinced us during the renewal process with their flexibility, innovation, response to our business needs and competitive pricing.”

“We are pleased that Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Metrology continue to put their trust in Orange Business Services to provide a reliable, high-performance global network with top-level service quality that is vital to support their business objectives,” said Dr. Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president for Europe, Russia and CIS, Orange Business Services. “Being able to propose the right solution at the right price, while providing the local support required for a global solution, is a winning combination. We look forward to continuing to support the evolving global ICT needs of both companies.”

About Leica Geosystems

With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,800 employees in 33 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, Sweden.

About Hexagon Metrology

Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.

With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.com.

Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded four of the telecom industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2013 – Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service, Best Enterprise Service and Best Small Business Service. Orange Business Services is a seven-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at www.orange-business.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of €43.5 billion in 2012 and has 166,000 employees worldwide at Sept. 30, 2013. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited.

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