Norcross, Ga. - Hexagon, parent company of Leica Geosystems, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Spatial Systems division of Loyola Enterprises Inc. (www.loyola.com).

Loyola's Spatial Systems division, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a leading distributor and service provider for Leica Geosystems measurement technology products in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. The division also operates its own GPS Reference Station Network RTK-NetTM, providing high-precision differential correction services to a wide range of users and applications.

"I would like to welcome Loyola Spatial Systems to the Leica Geosystems organization. All of its operational infrastructure will be consolidated into Allen Precision Equipment (APE) in Duluth, Georgia, a member of the Leica Geosystems family", says Ken Mooyman, CEO and President of Leica Geosystems, NAFTA.

"We are particularly excited about adding Loyola's RTK-NetTM, which utilizes Leica Reference Stations and Spider Software as its core infrastructure, to our own existing networks. This strategic move creates one of the largest GPS Reference Station Networks in North America, and most importantly, provides an unmatched level of value and support to our customers. GPS correction services are becoming increasingly important for users in a wide variety of high precision positioning applications, surveying and mapping, guidance and control of construction equipment, precision farming and the mining industry,"continues Ken Mooyman.

"We look forward to working with Loyola Spatial Systems. This new relationship will allow our new associates to continue to provide superior service and support to their customers and enhance their already strong market presence as a premier supplier of Leica Geosystems solutions and services," says Warner Allen, President of Allen Precision Equipment.


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With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3'500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.