The company is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of products, systems, and software solutions that capture, visualize, and process 3D spatial data in Switzerland and internationally. It was founded in 1819 as Kern & Co. The company has a registered office located in Heerbrugg, Switzerland.The company is the leading international supplier of instruments and systems for vision, measurement, and analysis and optical equipment for sports and leisure. Its products and services are used to help capture, analyze, and present spatial information. The company's product portfolio is divided into four divisions namely: Geosystems, Measuring Tools, Geospatial Imaging, and Metrology. Geosystems division include products such as TPS total stations, GPS Surveying Systems, levels, construction site lasers, and machine guidance systems, through to comprehensive, integrated solutions for infrastructure and deformation monitoring, Laser Scanning solutions as well as Airborne Sensors. The Measuring Tools facilitate fast, accurate measurement with the Leica Disto, the original hand-held, laser-based distance measurement product. The Leica Disto is available in a wide choice of models and is used by more than half a million professionals worldwide. Geospatial imaging helps put precise imaging to work by powering the entire geospatial imaging workflow. These include a broad array of airborne sensors, photogrammetric mapping and remote sensing software solutions capture data efficiently, reference imagery accurately, measure and analyze easily and present spatial information in 3D. Metrology supplies a wide choice of control and industrial measurement products that include laser trackers, local positioning systems, scanning systems, 3D software, and high precision total stations that capture data accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present 3D spatial information.The company has formed strategic partnerships with AED-SICAD AG, Amberg Technologies AG, ESRI Inc., NovAtel Inc., Ordnance Survey, and Polymeca AG. Its customers include technology companies, communications companies, scientific research institutions, industrial sector, commercial sector, construction sector, and municipal sector.
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