About Amerisurv| Contact    
Magazine | Newsletter    
Flickr Photos | Advertise    
HomeNewsNewsletterAmerisurv DirectoryJobsStoreAuthorsHistoryArchivesBlogVideosEvents
Register to receive the Amerisurv Newsletter | Also See Our LiDAR News Newsletter | RSS Feed  
advertisement


Subscriptions
Sponsored By

Software Reviews
Continuing Series
     RTN
An RTN expert provides everything you need to know about network-corrected real-time GNSS observations.
Click Here to begin the series,
or view the Article PDF's Here
76-PageFlip Compilation
of the entire series
Test Yourself

Got Answers?
Test your knowledge with NCEES-level questions.
  Start HERE
Meet the Authors
Check out our fine lineup of writers. Each an expert in his or her field.
Wow Factor
Sponsored By


Product Reviews
Partner Sites

machinecontrolonline 


lbszone.com

GISuser.com

GeoJobs.biz

GeoLearn

 

Spatial Media LLC properties

Associates

ASPRS

newsnow 

  The American Surveyor     

Topcon Corporation Celebrates 80th Anniversary Print E-mail
Written by Topcon Corporation   
Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Livermore, Calif. September 4, 2012 Topcon Corporation celebrated its 80th anniversary on September 1. The Tokyo-based global company was founded in 1932 for the manufacturing of surveying instruments, binoculars and cameras.
 
In 1947, Topcon began selling camera metering systems and founded its ophthalmic and medical instruments business. Two years later it became a public company with stock listed on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges. In 1960, it became an affiliate with Toshiba Corporation.
 
Topcon formed both its Topcon Europe division and the Topcon Instrument Corporation of America (in New Jersey) in 1970. Five years later the company established its survey instruments sales company, and in 1976 formed Topcon Medical Japan, Co., its medical instrument company.
 
Over the next decade, Topcon established companies throughout Asia, including Topcon Singapore and Topcon Optical in Hong Kong. In 1989 the company officially changed its name to Topcon Corporation. Topcon Laser Systems (currently Topcon Positioning Systems) was established in California in 1994; the company acquired JPS, Inc., in 2000 and began engineering, manufacturing and selling GPS receivers and related system products.
 
A holding company Topcon America Corporation was established in 2001, and the United States business units were divided into ophthalmic and medical instruments and precise positioning.
 
Over the next five years, the company acquired various companies, including KEE technologies of Australia, which put Topcon in the forefront of the growing precision agriculture market; and Sokkia Company, one of the worlds largest surveying instrument manufacturers and sales operations.
 
The company has technology centers in Tokyo; Adelaide, Australia; Moscow, Russia; Concordia, Italy; and in Livermore, California, and Columbus, Ohio.
 
In the past several years, Topcon has acquired a mobile communications company, Destura and Tierra in Italy, several major dealer operations (including in Italy and Spain), expanded its Chinese subsidiary and sales, established Topcon Medical Laser Systems and entered the therapeutic laser market, and established operations in the Middle East and Africa.
 
About Topcon Positioning Systems
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  TPS parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange  7732), was founded in 1932.

 
< Prev   Next >

deliciousrssnewsletterlinkedinfacebooktwitter

Amerisurv Exclusive Online-only Article ticker
Featured Amerisurv Events
List Your Event Here
please
contact Amerisurv


Google
 
AMERISURV TOP NEWS

Javad Intros
Total Solution

GOT NEWS? Send To
press [at] amerisurv.com
Online Internet Content

Sponsor


News Feeds

 
Subscribe to Amerisurv news & updates via RSS or get our Feedburn
xml feed

Need Help? See this RSS Tutorial

Historic Maps
Careers

post a job
Reach our audience of Professional land surveyors and Geo-Technology professionals with your GeoJobs career ad. Feel free to contact us if you need additional information.

 

Social Bookmarks

Amerisurv on Facebook 

Amerisurv LinkedIn Group 

Amerisurv Flickr Photos 

Amerisurv videos on YouTube 

twitter

 




The American Surveyor © All rights reserved / Privacy Statement
Spatial Media LLC
7820B Wormans Mill Road, #236
Frederick MD 21701
301-620-0784
301-695-1538 - fax