Leica Geosystems Mining

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Leica Geosystems Mining is a division of Leica Geosystems, and part of Hexagon. Leica Geosystems Mining opened a global technical center in 2004 located in Brisbane, Australia.[1] The company's products provide positioning technology that measures, monitors and models every phase of the mine life cycle.[2] Its customers span over 100 mines, in 20 countries around the world.[3]

The company is best known as a provider of fleet management and high precision machine guidance; however, now they have created a reputation for being a one-point-of-call for all measurement technology,[4] incorporating all the capabilities and offerings from Leica Geosystems and Hexagon's companies.[5]

Leica Geosystems Mining and Locata Corporation Pty Ltd formed an exclusive partnership to provide the mining industry with the world’s only high-precision radio positioning system that is not reliant on GPS.[6]

Leica Geosystems Mining and Autonomous Solutions Inc. started a partnership to provide human assist and autonomous technologies, i.e. vehicle automation, for the mining industry.[7]

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Leica Geosystems has been providing measurement technology since 1819.[8]

Leica Geosystems in 2003 announced that it acquired Tritronics Pty Ltd, a leading supplier of integrated machine automation and site management solutions for the mining industry.[9]

Leica Geosystems Mining opened in Brisbane, Australia, in 2004.[1]

Leica Geosystems was acquired by Hexagon AB in 2005.[10]

In 2007, Hexagon AB acquired Jigsaw Technologies and integrated Leica Geosystems Mining products to create the next generation of the Leica Jigsaw platform.[11]

In October 2013, Hexagon AB expanded its mining footprint with the acquisition of Devex.[12]

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