Trimble is a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability.
Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Its integrated solutions allow customers to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient and profitable.
Trimble products are used in over 100 countries around the world. Employees in more than 21 countries, coupled with a highly capable network of dealers and distribution partners serve and support our customers.
For over 30 years, Trimble has created unique positioning products that help customers grow their business. Our portfolio includes over 900 patents and serves as the basis for the broadest positioning offerings in the industry. Trimble augments its organic product development with strategic acquisitions to bring the latest positioning technologies to a wider market.
2005 marked the launch of a new suite of Spectra Precision survey products, based on the Spectra Precision brand. Spectra Precision has long been an established brand, known for delivering quality products to the construction market.
Focusing now on the specific needs of the conventional surveying market, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, and data collection hardware, as well as field and office software.
Spectra Precision surveying equipment is an economical choice that utilizes established technology for optimal efficiency. With convenience and reliability as the foundation of the Spectra Precision brand, it is an ideal choice for value.
The Spectra Precision brand is backed with the strong technical support that surveyors have come to expect from a quality name in surveying. Designed to meet the needs of surveyors around the world, Spectra Precision delivers maximum precision, reliability and affordability.
Nikon has long been known in the survey industry for producing high accuracy, easy-to-use, all-weather instruments for a wide variety of survey applications – committed to the continuously development of advanced instruments to meet the needs of surveying professionals.
In 2003, Nikon-Trimble Co. Ltd. was formed as a joint venture between Nikon Corporation and Trimble Navigation Ltd. To address the global surveying and construction instruments market.
Designed to meet the needs of surveyors around the world, Nikon delivers maximum precision, reliability and affordability.
Renishaw was established in 1973 by David McMurtry (now Sir David McMurtry), Chairman and Chief Executive, and John Deer, now Deputy Chairman. The company's first product, the touch-trigger probe had been invented by Sir David to solve a specific inspection requirement for the Olympus engines used on the supersonic Concorde aircraft. This innovative product led to a revolution in three-dimensional co-ordinate measurement, enabling the accurate measurement of machined components and finished assemblies.
Throughout their history they have made a significant commitment to research and development (R&D), with around 15 to 18% of annual sales invested in R&D and engineering. This has enabled the company to diversify into sensors for CNC machine tools which are used for automating machine setting operations and in-process part measurement, position encoders for accurate motion control, laser interferometry for machine performance evaluation, systems to produce dental crowns and bridges, Raman microscopes for spectral analysis of materials, gauging technology, additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping, laser measurement and surveying systems, diamond-like carbon coatings and shape memory alloys, medical devices for neurosurgical applications, and products to improve the diagnosis of human infectious diseases.
Renishaw has a strong global presence, with more than 60 offices in 32 countries and some 94% of our sales are made outside the UK. Since our formation in 1973 we have won numerous awards, including fifteen Queen's Awards, recognising Technological Achievement, Export Achievement and Enterprise (Innovation).