Topcon announces global distribution agreement with VMT GmbH
LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands – April 12, 2016 – Topcon Positioning Group announces the launch of Topcon Delta, its new deformation monitoring solution for construction, tunneling and mining. Topcon Delta is a system of software and hardware components, which delivers accurate and reliable monitoring measurements and associated reporting to provide protection of assets during works.
Topcon Delta is the result of a partnership formed between Topcon and deformation monitoring and tunneling specialist VMT GmbH. The partnership is designed to bring the fusion of each company’s respective products and technologies to provide customers with a complete monitoring solution, which will be distributed globally by Topcon.
“We are very excited to enter into this partnership with VMT and to introduce the all-new modular Topcon Delta product portfolio,” said Ian Stilgoe, vice president portfolio management at Topcon Positioning Group. “Integrating VMT’s monitoring hardware and software portfolio with our high accuracy measurement sensors, such as the MS AX II monitoring total station and GNSS receivers, we are confident that we will be offering the best solution for all deformation monitoring applications.”
With headquarters based in Bruchsal, Germany, and subsidiaries located in Shanghai, Moscow, Melbourne and Seattle, VMT GmbH is a global leader in high-precision measurement, specializing in tunnel guidance and communication, deformation monitoring and industrial measurement. VMT GmbH, formed in 1994, has provided products, solutions and expertise to thousands of projects worldwide. VMT GmbH is part of the Herrenknecht Group, the worldwide market leader in mechanized tunneling technology.
“We are pleased to be able to partner with Topcon to bring our market leading solutions to a wider customer base via Topcon’s global distribution network,” said Alexander Seilert, VMT GmbH general manager.
About VMT GmbH
VMT GmbH, which is headquartered in Bruchsal and has subsidiaries in Shanghai, Seattle, Melbourne and Moscow, is part of the Herrenknecht Corporation, the global market leader in mechanical tunnel driving technology. With over 240 employees worldwide, the VMT Group achieves annual sales of around €30 million.
With its guidance systems and services, VMT has been one of the leading suppliers in tunnel construction and industrial measurement for more than 20 years. Over 1,000 tunnel projects throughout the world bear witness to the efficiency and innovative strength of the VMT product portfolio in the fields of navigation technology, production and logistics management, deformation monitoring, communication, safety and data management.
About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (topconpositioning.com). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, The Netherlands (topconpositioning.eu). Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, NORAC and 2LS. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).