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About Us

Sokkia Corporation is the United States subsidiary of Sokkia Co., Ltd., Tokyo, a world-leading manufacturer of precision measuring systems. Sokkia's diverse product line provides complete measurement solutions for surveying, mapping and GIS, industrial measurement and construction applications. Sokkia products have been used to complete major projects worldwide; from the “Big Dig” in Boston, Mass., to the New Bangkok International Airport in Thailand.
Sokkia provides turn-key solutions for surveyors worldwide. Sokkia Corporation markets Total Stations, Data Collectors, Digital Levels, and a full complement of field accessories through a nationwide distribution network. For more than 85 years, Sokkia's complete line of surveying instruments, GPS products and accessories have provided it's customers with quality found nowhere else. With Sokkia's products, you will be sure to have long-lasting, precise instruments for many years to come. Sokkia customers will continue to see this rugged and reliable quality with innovations in the GNSS product line, an expansion of construction-specific instruments and continued enhancements on Sokkia's fully-tracking robotic total stations.
Sokkia backs its products with the industry's most complete service and support capabilities, including regionally-located sales managers, technical support, online help, product training and a factory-trained repair staff and service facility.
1920 – Sokkisha Co., Ltd. begins manufacturing transits in a small shop in Tokyo.
1940s – Lietz Company ceases manufacturing and begins to market Sokkisha instruments.
1970s – Lietz Company becomes an exclusive distributor of Sokkisha products in the U.S.
1980 – Sokkisha acquires Lietz and establishes divisions in Australia and Europe. Lietz distribution center moves to Overland Park, KS.
1990 – Sokkisha celebrates 70th anniversary and changes its name to SOKKIA.
1999 – SOKKIA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) enters into a joint venture with NovAtel, Inc. (Calgary) to create POINT, Inc. for the purpose of developing and marketing advanced GPS products.
2000 – SOKKIA Corporation and POINT, Inc. move the North American headquarters to Olathe, Kan.
2009 – Topcon Corporation and Sokkia Co., Ltd. combine to create the world’s leading supplier of surveying instruments