Topcon Positioning Systems Inc., provides the positioning technology for surveyors, civil engineers, construction contractors, equipment owners and operators.
Topcon Corporation acquired Advanced Grade Technology in 1995 and became known as Topcon Laser Systems.
In August 2000, Topcon acquired JPS Inc., of San Jose, California, a provider of precision GPS and GPS/GLONASS products.
With the introduction of a series of positioning products, Topcon Laser Systems grew, and consolidated the survey instruments, GPS products and construction positioning products divisions in July 2001. Topcon Positioning Systems was formed to create the largest company in the world focused exclusively on positioning control needs of the civil engineering industry.
It became the first positioning systems company to offer "The Complete Solution" from Survey to Finished Grade - the reorganization provided products and systems designed for improving job site productivity and lowering costs.