Opening the world’s longest, deepest rail tunnel with precise measurement

Chapter 3: A swiss tradition

Opening the world’s longest, deepest rail tunnel with precise measurement

A swiss tradition

Leica Geosystems has a rich history in Switzerland. From its origins with Kern & Company founded in 1819 in Aarau, today the industry leader in measurement technology operates globally serving customers in many segments, including engineering, construction and mining.

“Looking back on a tradition of nearly 200 years, we’re honoured to once again take part in a significant milestone in Swiss history by providing the surveying and monitoring resources to successfully open the Gotthard Base Tunnel,” said Juergen Dold, Hexagon Geosystems president and Leica Geosystems CEO. “With a commitment to Swiss quality and a global outlook, we will continue to innovate and support professionals around the world achieving feats of engineering like this tunnel.”

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Story: Opening the world’s longest, deepest rail tunnel with precise measurement
Chapter 1: Measuring down to millimetre accuracy
Chapter 2: Monitoring the dams above the tunnel
Chapter 3: A swiss tradition

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