Leica Geosystems wins major orders for System 1200 in Western Canada

November 4, 2004 – Leica Geosystems (SWX: LGSN) announced today that it has won several major orders in recent weeks for its new-generation System 1200 GPS receivers from surveying companies in western Canada. 

“These large orders represent an important validation of Leica’s System 1200 technology for demanding applications in one of the harshest environments on the face of the planet,” said Rick Kurash, President, Spatial Technologies, a Leica Geosystems’ distribution partner in Alberta.  “Leica Geosystems is quickly establishing a reputation as the premier supplier of dual-frequency survey-grade GPS receivers for the industry, due to the products’ reliability, robustness, quality and performance in the field.”

A total of 151 units were ordered by several well-known survey companies with the largest single order coming from Wolf Survey and Mapping, a division of Destiny Resources.  Other major companies purchasing similar System 1200 packages include Enviro-Tech Surveys, Raymac Surveys, Seisland Surveys, and Datum Surveys.  They are being used for staking out seismic lines, setting survey control and other applications.

“One reason for the success of the System 1200 GPS products in the Canadian surveying industry is the accurate and complete quality control information displayed,” noted Kurash.   “This ensures maximum productivity while maintaining the required precision.”

About Leica Geosystems
Leica Geosystems, with worldwide headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, develops, manufactures and markets systems for surveying, mapping and position determination.  The company has a turnover of almost 700 million Swiss francs and is listed on the Swiss Exchange.  Leica currently has 2,400 employees, with 600 located in the United States.  It is structured in six divisions:  Surveying and Engineering, GIS and Mapping, Metrology, Special Products, Consumer Products and New Businesses.  Along with the Swiss facilities, the company also has development and production subsidiaries in America, Asia and Australia. Leica Geosystems has 22 wholly-owned sales subsidiaries worldwide and representation in more than 120 countries.

For more information, contact Leica Geosystems online at www.leica-geosystems.com or your local Leica dealer.