Malaysia-based drone provider Aerodyne Group recently announced the acquisition of Australian UAV surveying firm Sensorem.
With the purchase, Aerodyne can fly further into the Australian minerals, energy, industrial and agricultural sectors. Sensorem will deploy Aerodyne’s AI-powered, end-to-end, cloud-based asset management solution known as “vertikaliti.”
Headquartered in Perth, Sensorem is a remote sensing specialist, offering asset inspection and aerial surveying services using drone and sensor technology. Sensorem markets to government agencies, construction firms, utility companies, research and development agencies with a focus on the mining and agriculture sectors.
“Aerodyne Group is excited to join forces with Sensorem, which has a strong foundation in key pillars of the Australian economy,” Aerodyne Group COO Rossi Jaafar sad. “We believe there is immense opportunity ahead for our ‘vertikaliti’ solution suite in the Australian market and we look forward to working with [Sensorem] to super-charge the next stage of growth.”
“Recent technological advancements in precision aerial surveying, asset inspection, and data analysis have helped Sensorem enjoy sustained growth in recent years,” Sensorem Managing Director Ed Boxall said.
“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.”
By the numbers
Aerodyne employs more than 400 drone professionals and has managed more than 300,000 infrastructure assets with 110,000 flight operations surveying more than 100,000 kilometers of power infrastructure across 32 countries.
An Aerodyne spokesperson said Sensorem’s existing management team, led by Boxall, will continue to lead the company and remain as shareholders in the business.
Last year, Aerodyne acquired inspection company Measure to form a joint drone services entity known as Aerodyne Measure.
In March 2019, Aerodyne received a funding influx from the Japan-based Drone Fund to expand their position in Japan and to develop new air mobility technologies.