SIEGEN, Germany - Microdrones announced a merger with Schübeler Technologies today. Since its founding in 1997, Schübeler has built a global business by providing advanced fan propulsion jets and lightweight composite materials fabrication.
Schübeler products are designed to withstand extreme conditions and demanding field useand the company offers a full product lineup of turbo fans, jets, compressors, pumps, electric motors, carbon fiber and aluminum composites
These components provide thrust power and lightweight durability to high tech applications including UAVs, professional motorsports and heavy duty outdoor equipment.
Microdrones, founded in 2005, has evolved from the world’s first manufacturer of commercial grade unmanned VTOL aircraft, to a provider of fully integrated systems for surveying, mapping, LiDAR and inspection applications. These systems are being put to use worldwide by professionals in the construction, mining, energy, agriculture and infrastructure trades.
According to Microdrones President Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, “We make life easier for professionals by offering the full solution; it has proven to be a successful strategy. Perfectly integrated drones, sensors, software, workflow, training and support is what the market needed. Welcoming the Schübeler team, talent and capabilities to Microdrones delivers new aviation technology and capabilities to our customers in the form of next generation unmanned aircraft.”
Daniel Schübeler, founder and CEO of Schübeler Technologies explains, “Merging with Microdrones empowers us to develop and deliver systems where we can best support customers locally. This is a happy homecoming for me and the team that we’ve built over the past twenty years.”
Schübeler was an original founding partner in Microdrones and helped develop the pioneering technology that helped Microdrones gain global recognition as the first professional VTOL UAVs. He adds, “Both of these companies have enjoyed global growth and impressive technological advancements independently- merging our talents and teams will yield amazing solutions in the years to come.”
Francois Gerner, SVP of Corporate Affairs at Microdrones explains, “This is a strategic growth initiative. We are adding technology, IP, talent, strong leadership and investment capabilities that are complementary to both brands. This deal brings us to more than 150 highly skilled employees worldwide, which translates to better products, service and support.”
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