Topcon Positioning Group has created Topcon Solutions Stores, designed to serve the market with product sales, service and support for the construction, surveying, mapping and related industries. Topcon will continue to market its products through its extensive independent distribution channels as well.

“With the tremendous advancement in positioning technology and the accelerated rate of adoption of enterprise-wide solutions throughout the construction and surveying industries, it is time for us to take the lead in providing a truly holistic approach for meeting the needs of our customers,” says Jim Paetz, Topcon executive vice president for retail operations. “It is our desire to make it easy for our customers — whether they need an instrument such as a laser or total station, or fleet-wide automation and telematics solutions — to find a local partner that can meet all of their positioning needs.”

The Topcon Solutions Stores will consist of current Topcon-owned distributors Positioning Solutions Company (PSC), Bunce Positioning, Mid-Atlantic Positioning Systems (MAPS), New England Positioning (NEPS), and Productivity Products and Services (PPS) as well as their branch locations. The 10 Topcon Solutions stores will be located in Berlin, Conn., Carol Stream, Ill., Indianapolis, Ind., Annapolis Junction, Md., Stow, Mass., Niles, Mich., St. Louis, Mo., Concord, N.H., Saxonburg, Pa., and Waukesha, Wis.

“Each one of these Topcon distributors has always ranked among our highest in customer support and business growth, with decades of experience in meeting customers’ needs. Now, joined under the Topcon Solutions business model, the strengths of each one is augmented by the experience and capabilities of the others,” Paetz says. “Combined infrastructure will also bring increased efficiencies and help us to exceed our customers’ expectations in training, support and overall value.”

About Topcon Positioning Group

Headquartered in Livermore, Calif., 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. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. Parent Topcon Corporation, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.