Topcon completes full acquisition of virtual design and construction software developer
Topcon Positioning Group announces the complete acquisition of Viasys VDC, an innovative infrastructure construction software development company based in Espoo, Finland. The purchase is designed to strengthen Topcon software development expertise and support delivery of advanced Topcon VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) solutions with seamless BIM (Building Information Modeling) interoperability for customers worldwide.
Topcon has now acquired all the outstanding shares of Viasys VDC after having invested in 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, "The complete union with Topcon further accelerates the integration of our industry-leading VDC solutions into a holistic construction software environment."
"We will also continue to develop specialized 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 optimize the construction process throughout the project's lifecycle delivering enhanced quality, higher efficiencies and reduced costs," said Halttula.
As one of the latest models in the R2-Series excavator lineup, the Bobcat® E88 delivers durability, performance and quality for more productivity. Technically speaking, it's a compact machine, but it brings big performance with its redesigned engine and optimized lift performance, plus undercarriage and counterweight improvements. All these enhancements make this excavator one of the highest-performing models in its size class. With impressive over-the-side lift capacity, you can dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine. Put it to the test against similar models from other manufacturers. You'll see that the E88 can outwork the competition.