Aerodyne Group takes 60% controlling stake in top US drone inspection company
By Digital News Asia December 5, 2019
- Deal leads to Aerodyne Measure joint venture based in Washington D.C.
- Acquisition part of Aerodyne Group’s global expansion plans to be global leader
Aerodyne Group, a Malaysian-headquartered international AI-driven, drone-based solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the services business of Measure UAS, Inc, a leading aerial intelligence company in the United States. A new business entity, Aerodyne Measure Inc, has been formed to serve enterprise clients in North America.
Aerodyne Measure brings together the expertise of two leaders in the global drone services industry. Measure has conducted thousands of commercial operations for some of the biggest companies in North America, while Aerodyne has managed more than 400,000 infrastructure assets with 80,000 flight operations across 25 countries. Both companies were ranked among the top 10 drone service providers by Drone Industry Insights, a leading source for independent drone market intelligence.
Aerodyne founder and Group CEO, Kamarul A Muhamed said, “Measure has established quality processes and a reputation for excellent customer service, giving Aerodyne a strong foothold as we expand into the North American market. With the drone industry in a consolidation phase where companies which can deliver real value will come out on top, this partnership is a timely move to position us well for the next phase of growth.”
Aerodyne Measure Inc. will provide premium, turnkey aerial inspections of infrastructure assets in the energy utilities, renewable energy, oil & gas sectors as well as roads, bridges and ports, leveraging Aerodyne’s Vertikaliti solution suite, an end-to-end cloud-based asset management solution. By combining smart drones and AI, Vertikaliti seamlessly and effectively reinvents the way assets are managed. This solution has been proven to give clients significant performance improvement and cost optimisation.
“This agreement between Aerodyne and Measure makes each company stronger in the dynamic and competitive drone industry,” said Brandon Torres Declet, CEO and Cofounder of Measure. “Aerodyne Measure will provide high-quality services to asset managers looking to outsource their drone operations. By combining our expertise, we have created a business that will be a market leader from day one.”
This acquisition is part of Aerodyne’s aggressive expansion strategy to become the number one drone-based solution provider in the world. Brandon Torres Declet also joins the Aerodyne Group’s global leadership team, bringing with him his invaluable experience and expertise.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Kamarul added, “We are proud to welcome Measure’s drone services team into the Aerodyne family. This is not only a testament of our capabilities and proven track record, but a realization of our dream to transform Aerodyne, a home-grown Malaysian brand, into a truly global company. The sky’s the limit from here on in.”