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Established in 1971, Ripro Corporation is an FIG Corporate Member and headquartered in Okayama, Japan with a sales office in Tokyo.

A leader in recycled products, Ripro has been producing survey markers from recycled plastic for 47 years and is the world’s largest manufacturer of survey markers producing 5 million Eco markers annually using over 4.5 tons of recycled material and selling to over 60% of the Japanese market.

Ripro’s clients include surveyors, the Japanese government, local governments and some of the largest railroad, utility and transportation companies in Japan. Additionally Ripro has a worldwide network of distributors and suppliers including Attenberger (Germany), Berntsen (USA), Faynot (France), Fieldwork (New Zealand), Schonstedt (USA).

New technology includes the Ripro Eco Information Marker System and Eco Sensor Marker System for monitoring landslides.

Ripro is also active in the International Standards Organisation participating in ISO/TC 172/SC 6 (Geodetic and surveying instruments).

Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Its integrated solutions allow customers to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient and profitable.

Trimble products are used in over 150 countries around the world. Employees in more than 35 countries, coupled with a highly capable network of dealers and distribution partners serve and support our customers.

Since 1978 Trimble has created unique positioning products that help customers grow their business. Our portfolio includes over 1,200 patents and serves as the basis for the broadest positioning offerings in the industry. Trimble augments its organic product development with strategic acquisitions to bring the latest positioning technologies to a wider market.

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