Topcon Corporation announces that Topcon Europe Positioning B.V. acquired all business and assets of Roadware B.V.

LIVERMORE, Calif. – January 25, 2010 – Topcon Corporation announces that Topcon Europe Positioning B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Netherlands, acquired all business and assets of Roadware B.V., a leading developer of software and hardware for paving machine control solutions. Roadware is also headquartered in the Netherlands.

Joop Mennink, founder of Roadware, said, “After many years of close partnership with Topcon, this company integration is an important step to take our technology to the next level. The products of both companies are highly complementary and will offer our customers a truly seamless product portfolio, covering basic and most advanced automation needs.”

“In addition,” Mennink said, “Topcon’s global presence and extensive dealer network provide access to customers in every part of the world. I look forward to an exciting future together.”

Leveraging Roadware’s broad experience and expertise in automated asphalt/concrete paving solutions, Topcon will accelerate the development of next-generation machine control systems that save time, labor, material, fuel and CO2 while maximizing quality and profitability.


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.