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Topcon Positioning and BIA Africa set to service West Africa

LIVERMORE, Calif., U.S./ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, the Netherlands – October 10, 2019 – A partnership between Topcon Positioning Group and BIA Africa to sell end-to-end solutions in West and Central Africa is now official. Topcon has signed an agreement with BIA Africa, which specially launched a new autonomous division called SmartFleet to lead the collaboration. SmartFleet will be servicing the mining and construction African market with Topcon.

Technology solutions for mining and construction

The mining and construction industries in Africa are evolving at a record pace. Continuous improvement of equipment, 3D solutions and workflow management are essential for any organization determined to succeed. Topcon  technologies are designed to provide mining and construction companies solutions to work faster and become more productive and profitable. With solutions such as 3D machine control and software, users will be able to increase productivity, precision and safety, making best use of resources to efficiently execute any job from the get-go.

Win-win partnership

Ray O’Connor, CEO of Topcon Positioning Group, is confident the new collaboration with BIA Africa will open doors. He said“BIA has more than 115 years of experience serving the African market, with a strong network to match. The African mining and construction landscape is currently bursting with opportunities, and BIA Africa is our perfect partner to provide this new market with the top-notch solutions and excellent service Topcon stands for.”

CEO of BIA Africa Vincent Bia said, “Topcon Positioning Group has always been a trailblazer in productivity and full workflow solutions – this is why we see them as a reliable partner.  I believe our extensive knowledge of the West and Central African market combined with Topcon’s expertise in innovation is the ultimate formula for success.”

To measure is to know how to grow

SmartFleet will provide Topcon solutions that are future-oriented too. They not only offer users insight into workflows and how to improve them to work more efficiently and gain market share, but are also easy to expand and integrate with other tools. As West and Central African mining and construction companies continue to evolve, Topcon solutions will grow along with them.


About Topcon Positioning Group 
Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. (topconpositioning.comLinkedInTwitterFacebook). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

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