automation and positioning tech

Our Partners


At Aptella we are work collaboratively with our customers and partners to enable technology solutions that provide real value.

We partner with renowned international brands to cement an envious branch of products and software to suit almost any positioning task. Aptella is Topcon’s exclusive Australian Partner for Machine Control and Positioning Systems.

The technology landscape is always evolving. By choosing Aptella as your vital technology partner, you can be assured that our people are tapped into global technology innovation from the world’s best developers and manufacturers. We source, test, deploy and support a wide range of solutions that deliver safety, productivity and accuracy enhancements on every job. 


Aptella is Topcon’s exclusive Australian partner for machine control and positioning systems and the largest Topcon distributor in the world.

Topcon’s positioning product range includes surveying and mapping instruments, construction machine guidance and control solutions, scanning systems and elevation and alignment lasers. They are used worldwide for the construction of roads, buildings, bridges, tunnels, airports, homes and schools, as well as environmental, forensic and other positioning applications.

Aptella’s services enhance Topcon’s systems. Unrivalled industry knowledge, experience and support capabilities provide complete solutions for our customers. Other renowned brands cement our envious range of products and software solutions to suit virtually any ground positioning task.

A multi-award winning company, Aptella won Topcon’s ‘Dealer of the Year’ award for 2018-2019, in 2023, Aptella was awarded Excavator Dealer of the Year and a Top 10 Dealer (pictured left)

mitsui | Aptella Australia

Mitsui & Co. (Mitsui) is a Japanese organisation with operations in 66 countries worldwide. Specialising in identifying and realising innovation in businesses across a wide spectrum of industries, Mitsui has more than US $100 billion in assets and has invested more than $15 billion in Australia over the last decade.

In 2019, Mitsui invested in Aptella to become a corporate shareholder. For Aptella, Mitsui’s investment opens the door to numerous collaboration opportunities within the Mitsui network, facilitating greater value to customers through streamlined technology and support. For Mitsui, the investment aligns with a strategic company goal for digital transformation that will optimise business processes.

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iseekplant is Australia’s Plant Hire Search Site. It connects plant users (project managers, civil contractors, builders and developers) with plant suppliers and earthmoving contractors Australia-wide, based on their capabilities and availability. iSeekplant is an online, centralised database of equipment and services for plant users – allowing them to easily search, explore and identify businesses that have the plant and capabilities they are seeking. 

Aptella and iSeekplant have formed a strategic alliance that will create new benefits for plant hire companies, as well as project and mine managers looking to hire machines. It offers a new approach that will deliver enhanced productivity and time saving benefits for our mutual customers – making plant more efficient with Topcon machine control and site management technology from Aptella and streamlining the plant sourcing process with iSeekplant’s easy-to-use web and mobile services. 

Aptella’ national sales team will provide personal interaction with customers to discuss iSeekplant’s online solutions. Our customers will also benefit from a faster return on investment for machine control systems, with the ability to promote their company and plant to major civil and mining projects nationwide. iSeekplant will continue to focus on creating an impartial online marketplace for plant hire, facilitating transactions between project managers and plant hire companies.  

Aptella is honoured to support The Smith Family – Australia’s leading children’s education charity, providing young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds with the extra tools and support they need to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

For almost 100 years, The Smith Family has been tackling the problem, one child at a time. Through their flagship Learning for Life program, they are helping children overcome their circumstances by providing long-term support for their education in three distinct ways. They provide financial support for school essentials, like uniforms and books. They provide access to additional learning programs before and after school – tailored to each child’s individual needs. And they match each child with a dedicated team member at The Smith Family to help them get to school, stay at school and go on to further training or work.

This proven three-pronged approach is equipping these children with the motivation, resilience and life skills they need to complete their schooling and go on to better futures.

Our Suppliers


Autonomous heavy equipment will revolutionise the construction and mining industries—and the role of equipment operators. Teleo is working to make the promise of autonomy real, one smart step at a time.

Teleo was founded to provide a novel incremental pathway to full autonomy, starting now. The Teleo Supervised Autonomy technology lets construction companies retrofit their existing fleets of heavy equipment to supercharge productivity, save money, and make being an equipment operator safe and comfortable.


SafeAI enables heavy equipment owners to convert — not replace — aftermarket vehicles and fleets through our retrofit autonomous vehicle hardware kit and industry-specific software, regardless of vehicle type or manufacturer, while delivering significant gains through increased productivity, safety and cost savings.


u-blox is a Swiss company that specializes in providing global positioning system (GPS) technology and wireless communication modules for a variety of applications. The company designs and manufactures chips, modules, and software for positioning, navigation, and timing, as well as wireless communication and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. u-blox products are commonly used in a wide range of industries, including automotive, industrial, consumer electronics, agriculture, and more.

Virtual Surveyor

Virtual Surveyor specialises in the visualisation and creation of interactive virtual landscape models including roads, infrastructure, forests and quarries. Virtual Surveyor develops software that enables to create and analyse the interactive landscapes in a fast and cost-effective manner.

Virtual Geomatics

The company, guided by seasoned software executives and mapping professionals, is committed to providing new software products that deliver meaningful advancements over today’s LiDAR software products. With more powerful end-to-end integrated toolsets and custom industry-specific workflows, VG4D Smart LiDAR solutions enable full exploitation of today’s rich, point cloud datasets.


Topcon Positioning Systems is the global leader in developing and manufacturing of precision positioning equipment. The company offers the largest selection of innovative precision GPS and GNSS systems, commerical lasers, optical instruments for surveying and civil engineering applications, machine control and on board weighing solutions.  

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Tiny Mobile Robots

Tiny Mobile Robots specialise in robotic pre-line marking solutions used in road, infrastructure, sports fields and more. By eliminating the need for surveyors to mark out lines on foot, TinySurveyor increases safety, saves time and offers a better way to work. Tried and tested on major road projects throughout Australia and New Zealand, including the new airport runway at Brisbane airport. 


Sencieve has a reputation for delivering highly accurate and industrially resilient solutions in some of the UK’s most challenging construction and engineering projects. Senceive’s wireless and mains power free monitoring technology is reliable and robust.



Rotosure is a world class manufacturer of measuring wheels, used by surveyors, builders, engineers and other professionals in the built environment to measure areas on the ground accurately and efficiently.

Quantum Systems

Quantum Systems is a specialist survey drone manufacturer producing robust, industry-grade Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) survey drones. The Quantum Trinity range of aircraft offer the perfect solution that sits between a manned aircraft and a compact RPAS with high performance, durability, reliability and ease of use.


Presien was born out of Laing O’Rourke’s research and development team. This incubation within a global engineering and construction company means Presien is a technology company that really understands heavy industries. The business started with deep on-the-ground understanding, then built a technology that was suited to the unique requirements of industry. We believe AI is only as good as its understanding of the industry where it will be applied.


Pix4D is a leading provider for professional Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Processing Software. Begining from a spin-off of EPFL’s (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Computer Vision Lab in Switzerland, Pix4D is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company and is pursuing its R&D efforts by collaborating with industrial partners as well as EPFL in research projects supported by the Swiss Government.


Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies was founded in 1972 as a development company named Eurotronics, aiming to develop tools for the automation of mapping production using aerial imaging and photogrammetry.  

Eurotronics focussed on reducing the production cost by introducing new techniques into classic optical and mechanical photogrammetry improving the productivity, control, and accuracy while reducing time and investment cost.


AgiSoft LLC (founded in 2006) is an innovative research company developing automatic 3D modelling and mapping solutions based on computer vision technologies.

Omnidots Australia | Aptella authorised distributor


Omnidots offers reliable, accurate and easy to use vibration monitoring solutions for use in rail, road, infrastructure and heritage buildings. With live monitoring data connected to the Honeycomb office software, Omnidots SWARM sensors detect vibration caused by seismic activity, nearby construction, road or rail traffic. 

NavVis 3d laser scanners


Bridging the gap between the physical and digital world, NavVis enables service providers and enterprises to capture and share the built environment as photorealistic digital twins. Our SLAM-based mobile mapping systems generate high-quality data with survey grade accuracy at speed and scale. And with our digital factory solutions, users are equipped to make better operational decisions, boost productivity, streamline business processes, and improve profitability.


Magnet Field is controller software that increases productivity and connects co-workers both in the field and office. Magnet Office is a stand-alone processing and CAD solution for surveying and grading applications. Magnet Enterprise is a browser-based solution to manage field and office data in the cloud. With the ability to track assets and communicate with all project members, helping to save time and improve collaboration.


iVolve specialises in robust Fleet Management Systems (FMS) and high precision machine guidance for mine operations. Through real-time information about fleet operations, mine managers and operations managers can manage the site more efficiently. 

iDig grade control


Grade control for excavators just got a whole lot easier! iDig offers simple, reliable and easy to install 2D grade control for all makes and models of excavator. By eliminating the need for a grade checker, iDig saves time, reduces labour and eliminates rework. 

Global Mapper

Global Mapper is an affordable and easy-to-use GIS application that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets and provides just the right level of functionality to satisfy begginers to industry experienced GIS professionals. A must have for people working with spatial data or with maps.

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DJI is known around the world as a leading producer for compact, easy to use drones. Used by a wide range of industries, DJI RPAS solutions are a versatile option with numerous payload choices and the option to pair with the KlauPPK unit for precision aerial mapping applications. 


CORSnet-NSW is a network of permanent satellite navigation tracking stations. The network allows nearby equipment and machinery to accurately determine coordinates for positioning and guidance applications.

CORSnet-NSW supports scientific research and industrial innovation in a variety of sectors. For example agriculture, mining, contruction and climate change.

Carlson Software & Machine Guidance

Founded in 1983, Carlson Software specialises in CAD design software, field data collection, and machine control products for the land surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions from data collection to design to construction.

Aptella is the Australian distributor for Carlson Machine Control’s landfill systems and mining machine guidance solutions, along with Carlson Software’s survey software.

Zoller + Frochlich

Z+F 3D laser scanners have a reputation for delivering industry-leading 3D laser scanning solutions that are innovative, reliable and highly accurate. 


Aviassist is a CASA certified company specialising in Remotely Piloted Aircraft training.  Their motto is “facilitating flight” and are committed to ensuring any aviation activity is straight forward and stress free for their partners.

Aptella and Aviassist’s exclusive partnership provides Unrestricted RPAS training for our RPAS customers.

Industry Partners

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is Australia and New Zealand’s peak body representing the interests of surveying and spatial science professionals, combining the disciplines of land surveying, engineering & mining surveying, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing and spatial information science.

Aptella is a Bronze sponsor.

Civil Contractors Federation (CCF)

The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is the representative body of civil engineering contractors in Australia providing assistance and expertise in contractor development and industry issues.

Aptella are sustaining members and Silver sponsors of the CCF National Conference.

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Australia (AUVS-A)

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Australia (AUVS-A) provides a local forum for all those interested in Unmanned Vehicle Systems in Australia and it is an affiliate to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest non-profit organisation devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems community.


43pl is a consortium of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with a common set of objectives. As a consortium, 43pl companies are across the research and development program activities of the CRCSI; from strategic planning, governance, research and commercialisation, along with internal networking conferences and special 43pl events. Aptella joined 43pl in 2014.

Commercial partners

VRENTS Construction Equipment

Warrin Mining now provides specialist Volvo Construction Equipment rental services through its VRents business within its purpose built facilities at 881 Main North Road at Pooraka. VRents Directors Adam Wallis and Chris Bradley are proudly South Australian and committed to providing professional equipment rental services to South Australian industries.

VRENTS offers Topcon machine control and RDS weighing systems as part of its rental fleet.