News Item: GAP Group is an Authorised Distribution Partner with Leica

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced that GAP Group, the largest independent hire company in the UK, will become one of the company's authorised distribution partners.

GAP's Survey & Safety division has full national coverage, with 15 stand-alone depots offering repair and calibration services at dedicated locations throughout the UK. This specialist division has recently formed a new Technical Services unit and will continue to invest further in new and innovative survey technology as our partnership develops.

Karen Greenshields, Managing Director of GAP Technical and Environmental Services, commented:"Forming a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems as a UK authorised distribution partner was an important milestone for our Survey & Safety division, allowing GAP to provide our customers with the full Leica Geosystems range for hire, sales and, later this year, calibration and repairs. We are thrilled to be partnered with Leica Geosystems allowing us to provide this complete service to our customers."

GAP's continued investment into its Technical and Environmental Services divisions which include Survey & Safety, Lifting & TIC, Tanker Services, Trenching & Shoring and Event Services, makes strategic supplier relationships with partners such as Leica Geosystems paramount as the company continues to expand.

Jonn Hicks, Managing Director of Leica Geosystems UK, commented: "With modern technology and methodology continuously changing, it is a great time for Leica Geosystems to work alongside GAP Group on upcoming opportunities and develop further the Leica Geosystems offering through their nationwide dedicated survey businesses."