Hydroid Engineering and Operations Appraised at CMMI Level 3

Appraisal signifies underwater robotics company’s commitment to continuous process improvement and highest levels of performance
June 24, 2016

Pocasset, Mass. – Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of marine robotic systems, today announced it was appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by JFR Consulting, and included a comprehensive examination of Hydroid’s business practices and development processes for its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and marine robotics products. 

“We are extremely proud that our company has received this highest form of third-party validation,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. “As a leader in the marine robotics industry, we are dedicated to producing and delivering only the highest quality vehicles for our customers. The level 3 appraisal is a testament to our team’s determination to provide our customers with top of the line systems, service and support.” 

CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve company performance. The level 3 appraisal indicates that Hydroid is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, company processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools and methods. It also means that Hydroid’s set of end-to-end product development processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.
 

About Hydroid, Inc.

Located in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, Hydroid is one of the world’s most trusted manufacturers of intelligent marine robots. REMUS and HUGIN AUVs provide innovative and reliable full-picture AUV systems for the marine research, defense, hydrographic and offshore/energy markets. Together, REMUS and HUGIN represent the most advanced, diversified and field-proven family of AUVs and AUV support systems in the world.

Developed by a veteran team of engineers, the innovations of Hydroid and Kongsberg Maritime provide a safe and reliable answer to the challenges that have hampered ocean exploration and security. 
 

About CMMI® Institute 

CMMI Institute (CMMIInstitute.com) is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, health services, software, defense, transportation and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers. To learn more about how CMMI can help your organization elevate performance, visit CMMIinstitute.com