About Us

Originally, VI Instruments 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 since1970.

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. Visit the website: www.viinstruments.co.za

VI Instruments is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hudaco Trading (Pty) Ltd, a South African public company. Further details pertaining to Hudaco are available from its website www.hudaco.co.za

From survey to inspection, Topcon provides the innovative positioning technology that gives surveyors, civil engineers, construction contractors, equipment owners and operators the competitive edge by addressing such critical issues as boosting profits, quality craftsmanship, improving productivity, lowering operating costs and ensuring jobsite safety.

Established in 1995, Ruide Surveying Instrument Co., Ltd is an R&D and production-oriented enterprise focusing on technology-intensive mechanical and optical-electrics measuring instruments. Aimed to meet a wide range of precise and cost-effective requirements, Ruide offers a complete product line of total station, electronic theodolites, hand-held laser distance meter, digital level, etc.
Most recognized for providing quality and liable instruments, Ruide is committed to provide dependable and economic solutions and services to surveying industry, as is captured by its slogan:

Rapidity  Utility  Integrity  Durability  Essentiality
Rapidity of response,
Utility of function,
Integrity of technology and user-friendly operation,
Durability of product life,
Essentiality of entrepreneurship, are the commitments of Ruide.

Since 1958, Troxler has been the worldwide leader in precision quality control and measurement equipment for the highway and construction industries. Troxler is dedicated to providing full service, training, and maintenance support for all products

Online Ordering

Ordering is easy, and VI Instruments deliver anywhere in SA and free on orders over R2,000. A flat rate nationwide delivery fee of R95 applies for smaller orders. All prices include VAT.

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