When big construction projects need to have sites surveyed to within an accuracy of one millimetre, they may choose this Reading company to supply the tools. Opti-Cal Survey Equipment sells, hires and calibrates surveying equipment such as laser-powered levels and GPS topographical tools. It sells equipment whose price ranges from £5,000 to more than £20,000 and is the official distributor for Leica Geosystems measuring tools. It has worked on projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Games and Crossrail, supplying several big construction companies, including Balfour Beatty, Costain and Robert McAlpine. The firm was founded in 2002 by directors Timothy Davies and Stewart Palin and is now led by managing director Jim Warner. Sales grew 70% a year from £1m in 2006 to £5m in 2009.
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