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01 May 2018

Topcon expanding through acquisition

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com

Topcon Positioning Group is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of Viasys VDC, a Finnish infrastructure construction software development company. The purchase is intended to strengthen Topcon’s software development expertise. This will support delivery of advanced Topcon virtual design and construction solutions with BIM interoperability.

Topcon has now acquired all the outstanding shares of Viasys VDC after having bought a significant percentage of its holdings in early 2016. Jason Hallett, VP of Global Software Business Development, said, “We are excited to complete the full integration of Viasys expertise and suite of advanced software tools and services. This opens up even more opportunities to offer an expanded and cohesive software portfolio, including VDC solutions for seamless BIM interoperability, further strengthening our MAGNET systems for construction execution.”

Heikki Halttula, Viasys VDC president and CEO, said, “We will also continue to develop specialised software tools assisting project owners, designers and contractors in deploying VDC and construction management solutions in their infrastructure and site-work projects. Our solutions enable the aggregation of design models as comprehensive BIM models, to optimise the construction process throughout the project’s lifecycle delivering enhanced quality, higher efficiencies and reduced costs.”

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