Measure’s inspection services business has been acquired by Asia Pacific company Aerodyne, forming a new joint venture entity – Aerodyne Measure – for drone services. Measure will continue to operate independently as an enterprise software provider: Measure CEO Brandan Declet Torres comments that the partnership will significantly expand the user base of Measure Ground Control. The acquisition marks the latest in a series of consolidations as the drone industry matures.
The following is an Aerodyne press release.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 December 2019 – Aerodyne Group, an international AI-driven, drone-based managed solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the inspection services business of Measure UAS, Inc., a leading aerial intelligence company. A new joint venture 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 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.
Aerodyne founder and Group CEO, Kamarul A Muhamed said, “We are proud to welcome Measure’s drone services team into the Aerodyne family. 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. By combining our expertise, we have created a business that will be a market leader from day one. 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.”
“This agreement between Aerodyne and Measure makes each company stronger in the dynamic and competitive drone industry,” said Brandon Torres Declet, CEO and Co-Founder of Measure. “Aerodyne Measure will provide high-quality services to asset managers looking to out-source their drone operations, while Measure will support enterprise drone programs with the most comprehensive software platform on the market. This partnership with Aerodyne, one of the largest drone operators in the world, will significantly expand the number of users on Measure Ground Control, providing even more real world feedback to continuously improve our platform.”
Aerodyne Group is a world-leading provider of drone-based enterprise solutions, and a pioneer in the use of AI as an enabling technology for large-scale data operations, analytics and process optimization. Aerodyne’s staff of over 320 drone professionals operates on an unprecedented level in the UAS services sector, having managed more than 400,000 infrastructure assets with 80,000 flight operations across 25 countries and surveyed in excess of 70,000 km of power infrastructure across 25 countries globally.
Aerodyne is ranked third in the world by Drone Industry Insights (DII) in its 2019 Top 10 Drone Service Providers; was named Frost & Sullivan’s ‘Asia Pacific UAV Services Company of 2019’; and a recipient of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Malaysia’s Industry Excellence Gold Award 2019.
Measure is an aerial intelligence company that enables enterprises to realize the transformative benefits of drone technology. Our comprehensive software solution and expert advisory services provide corporations with the tools and insight they need to deploy drones at scale. Through end-to-end program management, user-friendly flight control, and in-platform data analysis, our clients use Ground ControlTM to save thousands of hazardous manhours and create millions of dollars in operational benefits. Learn more at www.measure.com.
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