PR Log - Oct 14, 2012 - The new appointment strengthens the global reach of Leica Geosystems agriculture product range and enforces the long lasting cooperation of the Swiss manufacturer and the Australian importer and distributor.
Within Australia Leica Geosystems and C.R. Kennedy has had a long and successful association; C.R. Kennedy is a leading distributor of surveying and construction equipment for Leica Geosystems. C.R. Kennedy has been in operation for over 75 years with an annual turnover in excess of $A150 million and over 260 employees. The company specializes in supplying an extensive range of geospatial measurement equipment including; high end surveying technology, laser scanning and positioning equipment, construction and agricultural lasers, machine control construction guidance systems and GIS products and services. With offices state based across Australia, C.R. Kennedy provides national coverage within these industries. The synergy and association with C.R. Kennedy are clear advantages that will be leveraged to boost and improve service and support for Leica Geosystems business partners.
“With the existing business relationships between C.R. Kennedy and Leica Geosystems being as strong as it is, we believe this to be a logical appointment, which will see both companies concentrating on their strengths; Leica Geosystems as the developer and manufacturer and C.R. Kennedy in the sales, support and distribution role. The result of this combined expertise will be an enhancement for dealers as well as customers across Australia.” said Brian Hawken, National Product Manager of Precision Agriculture at C.R. Kennedy.
“C.R. Kennedy understands our industry and the fact that this complex business needs experienced professionals to deliver great results. It is this strength in building a knowledgeable team that has ensured the success of our partnership and allowed C.R. Kennedy to deliver excellent service to our customers. This move further strengthens our partnership in the growing agricultural business.” said Derek Walsh, General Manager of Leica Geosystems Agriculture.