April 26 (Reuters) - Swedish industrial technology group Hexagon reported a bigger-than-expected jump in first-quarter profit on Friday, saying its resilient business model shielded it from weaker construction sector demand in EMEA and China.

"While we are not immune to changes in the macroeconomic environment, this quarter demonstrates that continued investment in innovation and a high percentage of recurring revenues leave Hexagon well positioned for the future," CEO Paolo Guglielmini said in a statement.

Guglielmini said the immediate demand environment would likely remain mixed, in a continuation of trends observed at end of 2023.

The maker of measurement and positioning systems said its adjusted operating profit was 376.5 million euros ($403.7 million) in the January-March quarter, up from 371.2 million euros a year earlier.

That beat the 374.14 million euros expected by analysts in a poll compiled by LSEG.

Hexagon reaffirmed its 2022-2026 mid-term targets, including average annual organic growth of 5-7% and an operating margin of more than 30% by the end of the period. ($1 = 0.9326 euros) (Reporting by Marta Frckowiak in Gdansk; editing by Milla Nissi)