Geospatial solutions provider Position Partners has acquired Total Survey Systems (TSS), a Sydney-based survey equipment distributor that specialises in Sokkia survey technology. All TSS employees will join Position Partners’ New South Wales team based in Silverwater, west of Sydney’s CBD.
“We are delighted to welcome the TSS team to Position Partners, their expertise in the land survey industry will be a terrific addition to our engagement with customers,” said Position Partners’ CEO Martin Nix.
“Surveyors in New South Wales have never been more in demand than they are now. They will expect systems and support to be even more productive as geospatial data exponentially increases. We are pleased to be able to extend the support to our mutual customers with a larger, highly experienced team and a wider range of solutions to suit every application,” he added.
With more than 50 years’ collective experience in the survey industry, TSS was formed in 2002 when Sokkia changed its distribution to a reseller model. Prior to this Hugh Gerdes and members of his team worked for Sokkia directly.
Paul Koren is a senior technical consultant who has been with the company since its formation and before that worked for both Sokkia Australia and Sokkia BV in Europe. Glenn Anderson is the service manager who has worked for TSS for some 15 years and Renato Calara is a service technician who has been with the company for more than five years and Sokkia South Africa a further 15 years before that.
“Their service personnel’s impressive technical knowledge and longevity with the Sokkia brand will ensure a seamless transition for existing customers and enhanced capabilities for our own services teams throughout Australia and New Zealand,” Martin Nix said.
“We are excited about this new chapter for our team and delivering a wider portfolio of solutions for the survey and geospatial industry, backed by excellent technical support, calibrations and repair services,” said TSS director Hugh Gerdes.
With more than 200 people in offices Australia-wide, in South East Asia and New Zealand, Position Partners is the largest Australian-owned company focusing entirely on the distribution and support of positioning and geospatial solutions for surveying, civil works, mining and building projects.