Originally the company was known as Cooke, Troughton & Simms, which was formed in 1937 to, distributed survey products in South Africa. It changed its name to Vickers Instruments in 1956 and at the time was owned by Vickers PLC (U.K.) until 1983 when Vickers disinvested and the company was sold to local shareholders - Hudaco - J.S.E. listed company and since been a division of Rutherford.

The company distributes Topcon, Ruide (survey equipment and accessories) and Troxler (nuclear gauges) throughout the Southern African region. We are exclusive dealers for the above products since 1970.

There are three branches Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. The Sales Personnel are experienced Surveyors. The Total Staff complement in Rutherford is over 200 members. The Company has fully equipped Workshop with factory-trained Technicians.

The Company is accredited for ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 and is a Level 4 Contributor to the Broad Based BEE.

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