Aerodyne Group Invests in Top Australian Drone Inspection Company – Sensorem
By Digital News Asia November 23, 2020
- Upside for Sensorem, Aerodyne’s Aussie clients in minerals, energy, industrial
- Existing management team to continue leading and remain as shareholders
In the latest of what has been a busy year for it, expanding its global presence, Aerodyne Group, a Malaysia-headquartered international DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) company has signed an agreement to acquire a principal stake in Australia-based drone surveying and advanced asset inspection company, Sensorem Pty Ltd (Sensorem).
Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Sensorem is a remote sensing specialist, offering asset inspection and aerial surveying services that utilize the latest innovations in drone and sensor technology.
The investment is expected to generate meaningful upside for Sensorem, Aerodyne, and clients spanning the Australian minerals, energy, industrial and agricultural sectors. Sensorem’s existing management team, led by managing director, Ed Boxall, will continue to lead the company and remain as shareholders.
“Aerodyne Group is excited to join forces with Sensorem, which has a strong foundation in key pillars of the Australian economy. We believe there is immense opportunity ahead for our ‘vertikaliti’ solution suite in the Australian market and we look forward to working with Ed and his team to super-charge the next stage of growth,” said Aerodyne Group COO, Rossi Jaafar.
Expressing excitement regarding the next phase of Sensorem’s life and appeal of Aerodyne Group as a strategic partner to help realise its potential, Ed says, “The next phase of Sensorem’s journey will no doubt benefit from this partnership with the global leader in the field of drone based enterprise solutions. This will allow us to leverage Aerodyne’s global footprint and economies of scale, ensuring that Sensorem continues to offer an innovative and differentiated value proposition for our clients.”
Sensorem caters to multiple sectors including government and local authorities, construction, utility companies, research and development agencies, as well as a specific focus on mining and agriculture sectors. Sensorem will provide Aerodyne Group’s smart drone solutions and innovative data analytics technologies to businesses across industries in Australia. This includes the DT3 company’s AI-powered, end-to-end cloud-based asset management solution “vertikaliti”.
Fast growing Aerodyne has shot up the ranks of the world’s leading drone tech companies over the past 5 years to be ranked second by Drone Industry Insights (DII) in its ‘Drone Service Provider Ranking 2020’. It employs over 400 drone professionals across 32 countries, having managed more than 300,000 infrastructure assets with 110,000 flight operations and surveyed over 100,000 km of power infrastructure.