About Us

From survey to inspection, Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., provides the innovative positioning technology that gives surveyors, civil engineers, construction contractors, equipment owners and operators the competitive edge by addressing such critical issues as boosting profits, quality craftsmanship, improving productivity, lowering operating costs and ensuring jobsite safety.

From its beginnings, when Topcon Corporation acquired Advanced Grade Technology (the originators and proven leaders in automated grade control technology) in 1995, the company, then known as Topcon Laser Systems, was armed with a clear vision of the future of construction. This would be a future that featured more jobsite integration and equipment automation as a result of Topcon’s innovative products.

Then, in August of 2000, Topcon acquired JPS, Inc., of San Jose, California, a leading provider of high precision GPS and GPS/GLONASS products. Adding the world’s best GPS and GPS/GLONASS technology with the world’s most advanced surveying and construction positioning instrumentation line-up solidifies Topcon’s objective of automating of the largest manufacturing industries in the world: construction and agriculture.

With the introduction of an amazing series of innovative positioning products, Topcon Laser Systems grew to become the driving force in the construction positioning industry. No other company would claim as many new product introductions over the next five years. In fact, no one has pioneered as many worlds’ first positioning technologies as Topcon.

With the consolidation the survey instruments, GPS products and construction positioning products divisions in July of 2001, Topcon Positioning Systems was formed to create the largest company in the world focused exclusively on positioning control needs of the civil engineering industry.

It also became the first positioning systems company to offer "The Complete Solution" from Survey to Finished Grade. The result of this innovative integration of technologies under one roof caused radical changes throughout the construction positioning industry. Now, contractors understood that a single source providing multipurpose, completely compatible tools was a tremendous advantage to their successes in the field.

In addition to better serving customers and the marketplace by providing a totally integrated control solution package, the reorganization facilitates a creative cross-pollination of information and ideas that, combined with Topcon’s unmatched engineering and manufacturing capabilities, provides the products and systems designed solely for improving jobsite productivity and lowering costs.

Wherever you find surveyors, engineers, equipment operators and contractors, Topcon instruments and systems are ensuring the work they do is precise, efficient and in control.

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