For Immediate Release
|Denver, Colorado – March 16, 2015|
Geotech’s Lean Tech Division Acquires
Lean Tech Manufacturing, Inc., (Lean Tech) a subsidiary of Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc. (Geotech) announced the acquisition of Leptron Industrial Robotic Helicopters, Inc. (Leptron) and their Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) including the patented RDASS and patent-pending Avenger. Geotech recognizes the value of unmanned aerial vehicles for environmental monitoring and the products that Leptron have developed are technologically superior.
Leptron UAS products are easy to operate and safe, with customizable operational methods and statistical analysis. Leptron was awarded US Patent 8,774,982 on July 8, 2014 for the Multi-Rotor UAS. In addition, the US Army Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) office granted the Leptron RDASS and Avenger platforms an Airworthiness release for operations by the US Army on February 15, 2015.
“UAS’s are an exciting development for Geotech. These products can immediately be used for worker safety and environmental monitoring. Applications include aerial surveys, inspection, mining, landfill, pipelines, agriculture, land management and wildlife. Our customers will be able to perform their services more efficiently, with immediate positive results to their bottom line.” said Jeff Popiel, President and CEO of Geotech Environmental Equipment.
“Leptron has been a leader in the environmental aerial sensor platform industry since 2009,” John Oakley, Founder and President of Leptron said, “The quality control and lean manufacturing system and distribution already in place at Lean Tech ensure that we can make this innovative technology available on an international basis. It makes perfect sense for our military, police, fire, and search and rescue markets.”
Leptron designs, manufactures and distributes aerial platforms for 3D mapping, precision photography and aerial sensor deployment. Leptron has over 45 years of experience in aviation technology.
ISO 9001 certified, Geotech has 110 employees worldwide. They have been a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ground water sampling, monitoring and remediation equipment since 1978. State-of-the-art manufacturing, machining, thermoplastic extrusion, contract manufacturing and injection plastic molding capabilities allow Geotech to innovate cost-effective solutions to tough environmental problems for its extensive government, consulting and private industry customers. Geotech currently has distribution in 100+ countries including Brazil, Australia, Chile, Mexico, the UK, the Netherlands, and France. In addition to nine domestic offices, Geotech has satellite offices in Spain and China.
For more information contact:
Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc.
2650 East 40th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80205
Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Environmental Monitoring