“Building on 200 years of innovation is no easy feat, but Leica Geosystems has done just that. This company proves that it has the innovative ideas to help the construction industry succeed both today and in the future.” —Constructech editors
Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has a rich history, offering solutions for survey and measurement. Dating back nearly 200 years, Kern & Co., was founded, and nearly 100 years later, Heinrich Wild was busy developing one of the first portable opto-mechanical theodolite, which built on the foundation of modern surveying. From there, the plotter was born.
Throughout the past two centuries, the company has grown and continued to innovate in the area of survey measurement, positioning, and reality capture. Today, the company is one of the global leaders in in technology, offering geospatial and industrial solution-centric portfolio that helps professionals across many industries.
What helps Leica Geosystems stand out is its focus on solutions that enable the digital transformation of the construction industry.
Contractors rely on the company’s innovations in machine control, site positioning, digital layout, monitoring, reality capture, documentation, and construction management to reduce rework and improve efficiency. Whether professionals need to capture discrete measurement points or photorealistic, highly accurate point clouds, Leica Geosystems provides the solutions.
One example of innovation for the construction industry is the BLK360 imaging scanner. This solution removes two major roadblocks: it does not need to be conducted by a highly skilled professional and it offers auto registration. This means highly skilled professionals can spend more time analyzing the data and less time performing the scans.
Even though Leica Geosystems has been around for nearly 200 years, the company continues to innovate, as the needs and trends in the construction industry continue to evolve. And Leica Geosystems laser-sharp focus on addressing the needs of commercial contractors is what helped land the company on this year’s list.