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Alexander Symonds celebrates 80 years

20 March 2013    

Leading Australian surveying company Alexander Symonds will celebrate a major milestone this week after turning 80 years old.

The company will mark eight decades of operation this Thursday evening (March 21, 2013) with a special cocktail function for more than 200 guests at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide.

Alexander Symonds’ Chairman and Director Jim Curnow says the company – which employs more than 75 staff in offices across SA and Victoria – is proud of its longevity and the reputation it has developed over the years as an early adopter of new technologies and innovations.

“The development and implementation of advanced technology, including constant upgrading to new state-of-the-art surveying equipment, has and continues to be a key strength of Alexander Symonds,” said Mr Curnow.

“We were the first company in South Australia to use GPS surveying technology, and have invested significantly in cutting-edge, high-accuracy laser scanners that have kept us at the forefront of our industry.”

Throughout its 80 years, Alexander Symonds has been involved in some of SA’s largest developments including West Lakes, Golden Grove, Holdfast Shores, Mawson Lakes, Blackwood Park, Seaford Meadows and Blakeview, and contributed to developing regional cities including Mt Gambier, Upper Spencer Gulf cities and new regional townships of Leigh Creek South and Marla. It has also provided surveying services for key transport infrastructure in the state, including the O-Bahn and various road and rail revitalisation projects.

In addition to working across SA and Australia, the company has also been involved in many international projects including the London Millennium Dome, hydrographic 3D marine mapping in New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea, and has provided assistance, expertise and new technologies in overseas aid programs in Yemen and the Philippines.

Alexander Symonds’ Managing Director Glenn Hordacre says the company is looking forward to a prosperous future.

“We look forward to continuing to focus on professional development and technological advancement, and continuing our investment in new 3D and building information modelling which we believe will become vital tools for tomorrow’s surveyors,” said Mr Hordacre.

“We are certainly very humbled to reach our 80th birthday and have a genuine appreciation of where we’ve come from; however our primary focus remains on developing the company even further as we embark on our next 80 years.”

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