Topcon Acquires Major European Dealer

August 30, 2012

Topcon Europe Positioning  has acquired controlling interest in Geotop of Ancona, Italy, one of Europe’s largest dealers in positioning, surveying, civil engineering, construction and agriculture equipment.

Geotop, founded in 1972, became a Topcon distributor in 1980; in 2011 the company added the Sokkia product line.

With about 70 employees, including 20 engineers and more than 50 sales representatives in Italy, Geotop owns more than 200 GNSS reference stations in Italy, creating NetGEO, one of Europe’s largest GNSS networks.

Geotop also has five Service Centers strategically located throughout Italy in the Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Lombardia regions, as well as a Monitoring Center in Pompeii–Campania. Geotop has a software company, GeoPro, that develops software for GNSS, GIS, monitoring, and total station applications, to offer additional solutions to the existing Topcon software.