RIEGL has opened a new office in York, England to provide dedicated support for customers throughout the UK and Ireland as well as access to the full range of the company’s laser scanning products to new clients. The RIEGL UK Ltd office will primarily focus on laser scanner products for the terrestrial and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sectors, and will also provide an initial point of contact for airborne and mobile products into various industries.
The new RIEGL UK office is headed by managing director David Foster, who is experienced in the field of laser scanning as well as in Public Safety and Forensic Investigations applications, and commercial director Bernhard Kurzbauer, who has a strong background in finance, legal and controlling. It joins the existing network of RIEGL offices in Austria (Headquarters), the United States, Japan, China, Australia, and Canada as well as numerous worldwide distributors.
David Foster commented: “The laser scanning market in this region has grown from strength to strength in recent years. With a highly respected and extremely professional Forensic Investigations sector, including a large number of Forensic Collision Investigations Units across the country, it made perfect sense to be able to support this sector directly. Additionally, there has been a large increase in research of earth sciences, carbon capture and other green applications drawing on RIEGL’s unique waveform capabilities across all products, with a great many educational establishments utilizing RIEGL products. And of course, not forgetting the growth in infrastructure development and construction, spatial data consumption has never been greater.”
“The surveying and mapping markets are well matured and spatial professionals know the benefits of investing in high quality and reliable instrumentation with local support. It is for these key reasons that RIEGL UK has been founded, and why I believe our team and RIEGL UK will be a strong success.”
Johannes Riegl Jr, President of RIEGL International, said: “We are very excited to further increase our dedicated RIEGL presence by opening our new office in the UK. The UK is uniquely placed within the RIEGL family, having a large number of Public Safety clients, particularly Crash Investigation teams and a growing number of customers both in research, surveying and engineering. I offer congratulations and all the best to Dave Foster for his new responsibility and for growing RIEGL in the UK and Ireland to new levels.”