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History of Sokkiainstrument_winkelmessung

Sokkia has been manufacturing measuring and surveying instruments since 1920 (levels, construction lasers, total stations, and GNSS).

  • Sokkia is founded in 1920 in Japan (Tokyo) under the name Sokkisha.
  • In 1934, Sokkia (Sokkisha) is converted to a company with limited liability.
  • In 1943, Sokkia (Sokkisha) is converted to a corporation.
  • The company Oberländer starts to sell Sokkia (Sokkisha) products in Germany in 1976.
  • A Sokkia (Sokkisha) branch is established in Europe (Netherlands) between 1982 and 1985.
  • A Sokkia (Sokkisha) branch is established in Germany in the spring of 1988.
  • Collaboration between Sokkia (Sokkisha) and GLM begins in 1991.
  • Sokkisha is renamed Sokkia on January 1, 1992. This is to be an outward sign of an international company.
  • IVK-Sokkia is founded in Cologne in 2003.  It assumes the business areas of Sokkia Germany.
  • In 2006, Sokkia and GLM and sign a cooperation agreement. GLM software is represented worldwide since then.
  • Topcon and Sokkia merge in 2008.
  • IVK-Sokkia is dissolved in 2009. GLM takes over the distribution of total stations and levels. HKL takes over the distribution of rotation lasers.

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