Investment in USA-based provider of spatial data solutions increases 1Spatial’s global offering
Cambridge, UK, 4 February 2015. 1Spatial plc, the global spatial big data company, is acquiring a substantial share in its partner Laser Scan Inc. (LSI), the USA-based provider of spatial data solutions.
This partnership will give 1Spatial the opportunity to develop key sectors in the USA and throughout the Americas, strengthening its offer with additional services and products which complement the business’s existing capabilities, such as 1SMS solutions and services. The companies will also have the scalability to grow and maximise opportunities across this significant market.
CEO of 1Spatial, Marcus Hanke, commented, "We are delighted to announce this partnership with Laser Scan Inc. As sole distributor of our products and services in the Americas region for many years, we have worked with LSI on many strategic accounts including US Census and Brazilian Army. This will secure our reach into the Americas market and will act as a path to provide opportunities in many sectors including Government Departments, Homeland Security, Defence, and Utilities”.
He continued, “Mary Brauer-Cox and her team are very well respected in the market and we look forward to working with them to grow the business and service our customers across the Americas. We will be focusing on marketing and sales for significant customer acquisition and to grow market share”.
As a partner of 1Spatial, LSI is already familiar with the Group’s core products and solutions with many of the employees retaining expert knowledge of the 1Spatial’s technology. LSI is the sole distributor of 1Spatial geospatial products and solutions across the Americas, which includes significant contracts with the US Census. The deal provides 1Spatial with long term security of its Americas distribution channel and ensures continuity of service to key customers.
Mary Brauer-Cox, President of Laser Scan Inc commented, "Having had a solid partnership with 1Spatial over the years, we are excited about this partnership. It can be seen as a natural progression in the journey for Laser-Scan Inc and the growth of 1Spatial in the Americas market. We have strong knowledge of the 1Spatial Products and Services and see great growth opportunity across many sectors for their offerings. The synergy in this closer alignment will benefit our customers by providing them with the combined knowledge and expertise of the two companies.
1Spatial provides the software solutions and services that manage the world’s largest spatial big data. We work with users and creators of the largest geospatial databases on earth, helping them collect, manage, plan, maintain, publish and interpret location-specific information.
Our clients include National Mapping Agencies, Land Registries, utility and telecommunications companies, and government departments including emergency services, defence and census bureaus.
A leader in our field, we have over forty five years’ experience and a record of continual innovation and development. Today, with an ever increasing reliance on spatial and location-critical data, demand for our expertise has never been greater.
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