Delair-Tech acquires Trimble’s Gatewing UAS business

By |  October 13, 2016

trimble-logoDelair-Tech purchased Gatewing, Trimble’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business headquartered in Belgium.

According to Delair-Tech, the acquisition allows both companies to merge their teams and create synergy between their technologies.

“Currently, the drone market is undergoing intense consolidation, and now is the time to strategically position ourselves as leaders of tomorrow,” says Michael de Lagarde, CEO of Delair-Tech. “The agreement we have reached with Trimble will enable us to reach the critical size required to better respond to the needs of large industrial groups, which are our main target.”

In addition, Delair-Tech is teaming up with Microdrones, a supplier of multirotor systems, to offer a comprehensive range of products. The company says it, along with Microdrones, will jointly become official suppliers for Trimble’s worldwide distribution network.

Trimble sees these partnerships as a way to enhance its product offering, a representative says.

“Trimble chose to partner with Delair-Tech and Microdrones to strengthen our UAS portfolio,” says Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “Working together, Delair-Tech and Microdrones will deliver industry-leading unmanned aircraft systems, while Trimble will focus on core software technology for UAS that integrates positioning, remote sensing and photogrammetry. The ultimate goal is to deliver a complete solution to transform work processes and boost efficiency for our customers.”

Delair-Tech provides aerial imagery-based data to help industries make informed decisions. Trimble sells UAS and image-processing systems to the construction, agriculture, transport, geomatics and energy sectors. Microdrones, founded in Germany in 2005, develops solutions based on VTOL drones in Europe, Asia and North America.

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