The origins of Leica Geosystems date back nearly 200 years, with the founding of Kern & Co. in 1819. A little over one hundred years later, in a small empty textile mill in Heerbrugg, Heinrich Wild was busy developing the T2, the world’s first truly portable opto-mechanical theodolite, and therewith, building the foundation of modern surveying. A few years later, the fledgling start-up company, Wild Heerbrugg, introduced the world’s first aerial camera, the C2, along with the B2, the world’s first analogue photogrammetric plotter. Over the last two centuries, our company, in its various forms, has grown by becoming the world’s first in surveying innovation. A thirst for innovation, combined with a keen sense of entrepreneurship and an unwavering dedication to quality, has kept Heinrich Wild’s vision alive throughout the decades.
Revolutionizing the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems is the industry leader in measurement and information technologies. We create complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for innovative product and solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as surveying and engineering, building and heavy construction, safety and security, and power and plant trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.
Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B, hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.