Capelle a/d IJssel, The Netherlands, 22nd January, 2014 – Topcon Europe Positioning (TEP) announces the assignment of a new distributor – Protea Geomatics – for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique.
Effective immediately, the Protea Geomatics team becomes responsible for sales, support and service (warranty and after-warranty) of all Sokkia surveying products.
Protea Geomatics is located in Kempton Park, South Africa, and has almost 30 years experience in the industry.
DC van der Walt, owner and managing director of Protea Geomatics, said "Our company is very much a family business. My father started the business almost 30 years ago, and we are very proud to have been able to form a business relationship to distribute Sokkia products to our market.
"Our reputation over the years has been based on a solid foundation of customer service and support. We are the only company in Sub-Saharan Africa to be able to offer ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for EDM calibration."
Steve Cooper, TEP sales manager for European distribution, said, “Our EMEA Sokkia distribution network is growing steadily, and this positive trend will assuredly continue by building relationships with innovative and forward-thinking companies such as Protea Geomatics."
Currently focusing on the land surveying and construction industries, Protea Geomatics has plans to introduce the Sokkia NET series of high-precision total stations into the industrial sectors this year.
Katharina Wöhl, TEP regional sales manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, said "This is great news for surveying, construction and mining companies in the Southern African region. Protea Geomatics, as the new dealer for the full range of Sokkia positioning products, has fantastic sales team who understand the needs of their end users. Additionally, the company has an efficient and reliable support service team. We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Protea Geomatics, and growing the Sokkia brand within the region."
Mr DC van der Walt
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