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Trimble Sells its Unmanned Aircraft System Business to Delair-Tech
"This transaction is part of our continuing program to tighten our corporate focus," said
Gatewing has been reported as part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment. The divestiture will not have a material impact on either overall or segment financial results.
Strategic Alliances Expand UAS Options
In addition, Trimble has entered into strategic alliances with Delair-Tech and Microdrones of Siegen,
"Trimble chose to partner with Delair-Tech and Microdrones to strengthen our UAS portfolio," said Bisio. "Working together, Delair-Tech and Microdrones will deliver industry-leading UAS platforms and Trimble will focus on core software technology for UAS that integrates positioning, remote sensing and photogrammetry. The end goal is to deliver a complete solution to transform work processes and efficiency for our customers."
"We are proud that Trimble selected us to be their fixed-wing UAS solution provider. With the addition of Gatewing to our portfolio, we can provide one of the most innovative and extensive portfolios of long-range, fixed-wing commercial UAS solutions to support Trimble and its distributors," said
"Microdrones complement the Delair-Tech fixed-wing lineup with one of the most resilient and stable Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft on the market today. This provides a complete product line of tightly integrated solutions for mapping," said Microdrone's president,
Delair-Tech provides long-range UAV solutions and unique image processing techniques to enable companies to make better decisions. In
For more than ten years Microdrones stands for robustness, endurance and hard-working engineering. UAS are the company's passion: developing customized, intelligent solutions for various applications, particularly in the industrial sector: aerial inspections of pipelines, monitoring plants or identifing defective solar cell with thermal imaging cameras—all by using GPS navigation. Microdrones has a dedicated team focusing on building the standards for the industrial UAS business around the globe: safe, fast and environmental friendly. More than 1,000 customers worldwide rely on microdrones—everyday the company's engineers, IT specialists, scientific advisors and industry experts are working on finding the best possible solution for them. Microdrones is headquartered in Siegen,
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about
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