Leading UK laser scanning and monitoring companies’ 3D Laser Mapping Ltd and GeoSLAM Ltd have merged to create one of the world’s most innovative mobile mapping and monitoring technology providers.
3D Laser Mapping is a world leading geospatial technology supplier and innovator. Working alongside some of the world’s biggest mining companies, governments, universities, blue-chip firms and operators of highways, power lines and railways. 3D Laser Mapping helps its customers to capture and understand their world in 3D.
GeoSLAM is a global market leader in 3D hand held mobile mapping technology solutions. Their unique “go-anywhere” 3D mapping laser technology is adaptable to all environments especially spaces that are indoor, underground or difficult to access, providing accurate 3D mobile mapping without the need for GPS.
Graham Hunter, the founder of 3D Laser Mapping explains;
“This merger will combine the best of the two leading organisations with strong global coverage. They both have very different skill sets with GeoSLAM specialising in global sales, marketing and distribution, whilst 3D Laser Mapping bringing advanced R&D capabilities. This will enable the new organisation to supply next generation leading products worldwide.
Shareholders agreed to merge the businesses to take advantage of new world market opportunities, increased R&D capability and ensure greater market reach.
SLAM – Simultaneous, localisation and mapping technology was developed to solve the problem of mobile mapping from an unknown location. The merger of the two companies will unify under one roof an extensive range of specialist personnel and expertise in the mobile mapping industry.
The newly merged companies will trade as GeoSLAM Ltd, leveraging its global brand that has been developed over the past years.
David Burton, CFO of GeoSLAM commented;
“We are absolutely thrilled to be merging the companies and believe that the combined resources of these businesses will help us to exceed our level of service and support to global customers and dealers. We will continue working with our customers and dealers in the same way as we do now, but look forward to enhancing their experience by bringing together two innovative and ambitious organisations.’’
The new GeoSLAM has offices located in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Australia and South Africa.