This article was originally published in Geomatics World.
RIEGL has opened a new office in the UK. With the new office in York, England, the company will now provide direct representation throughout the UK and Ireland, offering full support to its existing customers and access to the full range of products to new clients.
RIEGL UK will have a primary focus on the terrestrial and UAV sectors, whilst providing initial point of contact for airborne and mobile products into various industries in the market. Working together with the headquarters in Austria, the new department ensures all customers have the level of support to match the quality of technology that RIEGL offers.
The new UK office is helmed by David Foster, who serves as the managing director of the organization, alongside Bernhard Kurzbauer, commercial director.
Mr Foster (BSc, CScFS) is well known and well recognized and experienced in the field of laser scanning having been an active user of RIEGL laser scanners since 2012. He specialized in and provided exceptional ongoing support to the large and growing Public Safety and Forensic Investigations field since late 2016 before stepping into his new position. Mr Kurzbauer is supporting the expansion of the Austrian company worldwide and has a strong background in finance, legal and controlling.
“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,” stated Dave Foster.
The new subsidiary is joining the existing network of RIEGL offices in Austria (Headquarters), the United States, Japan, China, Australia and Canada as well as numerous worldwide distributors.