Commercial drone organisation Ewatt Aerospace has announced it is expanding its global operations following the launch of global headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
Ewatt, which was founded in 2010, specialises in developing high-endurance drones and implementing complete UAV solutions for industrial and security purposes.
The company has managed to carve out a unique place in the market by catering to the needs of industrial users, featuring multi-rotors and VTOL fixed wings.
In addition to the traditional battery-powered drones, Ewatt utilises in-house gasoline engines and hybrid propulsion systems, which extend flight endurance and payload capacities.
Ewatt is currently exhibiting at Commercial UAV Expo in Amsterdam for the first time.
Speaking to Commercial Drone Professional, the head of international operations of Ewatt, Victor Paciura, said that the decision to appear at the show was made to bolster Ewatt’s presence in the European market.
Paciura explained: “We have been operating a comprehensive UAV business in China for 8 years and operating 2 R&D offices in Europe for a while now. So quite naturally, we decided to launch commercial operations and to offer customer support in Europe.”
While Ewatt has just set off to build operations on an international scale, Paciura admits that still over 50% of their business comes from offering products and services to Chinese power companies.
The move to attend the Commercial UAV Expo in Amsterdam comes after the company, which is one of the key players in industrial UAV market in China, opened an office in Zurich in earlier this year.
“We are loving the show – we have got to meet service providers, technology developers, airspace integration experts coming from all over Europe. It has been fun, and we will definitely attend this exhibition next year.”
At the event Ewatt is showing EWZ-242, the gas-powered variable pitch quadcopter optimised for 20kg payloads, which is scheduled for an official commercial launch during Farnborough International Airshow in July.