Automated Precision Inc. (API) and Suzhou FOIF Co. Ltd (FOIF) say they have formed a partnership to bring together their technology and manufacturing capabilities in the construction and surveying industries.
The partnership will also provide global technical support to customers and will see collaboration on marketing and product development, including an AP/FOIF line of construction and surveying instruments.
Although the full details of the partnership have not been released, API will begin as the global distributor of a new line of AP/FOIF surveying products in key international markets. This includes a range of surveying and positioning instruments and accessories.
"API's strength in ranging technology, digital imaging and controls, plus FOIF's modern manufacturing capability, makes this strategic [partnership] a natural extension for us in the advanced surveying market," says Dr. Kam Lau, president and CEO of API. "The partnership will also lead to a collaborative effort to develop the next generation of advanced precision surveying and geodetic surveying products."