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Topcon announces Topcon Solutions Stores

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Topcon Positioning Group announces the creation of 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," said 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," he said. "We believe that is the only way to ensure the seamless integration and to maximize the benefits of investing in positioning technology."

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 ten 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 said. "Combined infrastructure will also bring increased efficiencies and help us to exceed our customers' expectations in training, support and overall value."

Jerry Bickner, president of Positioning Solutions Company, added, "We have always been dedicated to providing the very best experience for our customers. Now, as part of Topcon Solutions, we have enhanced abilities to serve the needs of our customers across all phases of a project over a much wider geographic area."

Paetz said, "In addition to our experienced and professional staff, we will continue to make investments in personnel to assure our customers the highest level of support. The Topcon Solutions Stores are committed to providing a full range of solutions, field supplies, and services that extend even beyond the Topcon product portfolio. Chances are if you need it to help you do your job, we will provide it."

Store information is available at topconsolutions.com.

About Topcon Positioning Group



Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (topconpositioning.com). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands (topconpositioning.eu). 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. Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, NORAC and 2LS. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

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CONTACT: Topcon Positioning Group news@topcon.com USA: Staci Fitzgerald, +1 925-245-8610Source: Topcon Positioning Systems