Airware, a commercial drone solutions provider
, announced the acquisition of Redbird, a France-based player
in drone data analytics for mining, quarrying, and construction industries.
The duo claim that with their combined solution, mining, aggregates, and construction companies would benefit from 100X more data, and potentially 5X faster turnaround on data analytics. This will be aimed at providing actionable insights to Fortune 500 companies who don’t know how to drone by themselves.
“Construction and excavation sites, such as mines and quarries, must be managed and operated digitally in order to compete in today’s markets. Commercial drone technology brings these operations into the digital world while offering faster, cheaper and higher-quality data and analytics,” said Jonathan Downey, Founder & CEO, Airware.
“By acquiring Redbird and incorporating Redbird’s powerful analytics tools on top of the Airware platform, we are helping these enterprises make this transition into the digital age.”
With this acquisition, Redbird aims to bring sophisticated geospatial analytics to the Airware Aerial Information Platform
, providing customers with its industry-specific analytics combined with Airware’s enterprise-focused workflow, compliance, and security features.
“Airware is a company that provides complete drone solutions to enterprise customers. In joining the Airware team, we will be able to rapidly provide complete solutions to the mining, quarrying, and construction industries, allowing us to expand globally into the U.S. market,” said Emmanuel de Maistre, Co-founder and CEO, Redbird.
“There’s never been a more exciting time for this partnership to take place as building materials companies and contractors are no longer experimenting with drones, but are looking to put drones to work for their businesses.”
The companies claim that with their combined solution, mining, aggregates, and construction companies would benefit from “100X more data, and potentially 5X faster turnaround on data analytics.” Furthermore, customers can plan drone flights, capture high-quality aerial data, analyze it, and create detailed, survey-grade mining and construction site maps of up to 1,000 acres per day, per drone, for immediate and exact production tracking and site safety assessment.
Redbird also revealed that its Paris (France) office will become Airware’s European Headquarters. The Paris-based team will continue to build analytics applications while also supporting Airware’s new integrated solutions for European-based customers and partners.
“Over the last six months, our customer base has grown to include European enterprises. With the Paris-based office, we’ll support our existing European customers, as well as meet the growing global demand for commercial drone technology,” said Downey.