Ruairi Hardman, Heliguy’s business development manager, announced at AirWorks that the UK-based firm would be expanding into the US market.
It will serve the American commercial drone sector, offering a stock pool of aircraft, payloads and ancillaries from DJI as well as other major industry names.
Heliguy says it wants to transform workflows across public safety, infrastructure, construction, mining, agriculture and film/media.
Mr Hardman reflected: “This will build on our successful enterprise formula, which has seen us establish an esteemed list of clients including Balfour Beatty, Terra Drone Europe, Sulzer Schmid, The BBC, National Geographic, Network Rail, London Fire Brigade and Sellafield Sites, as well as forge a worldwide network of partners with key industry players such as SlantRange, 3DR, MicaSense, DroneDeploy, Delair, ParaZero and Hasselblad.”
Merlin Love, VP of sales at 3DR, commented: “As an acclaimed DJI dealer in the UK, 3DR chose to partner with Heliguy due to their credibility and deep industry expertise.”
Customers will be able to take advantage of next-day delivery and the same 50-day returns policy offered in Europe.
Hardman added: “I am very excited to announce that Heliguy is launching in the USA. Heliguy is committed to providing clients with access to the whole drone ecosystem and to the Heliguy model of support and service.
“We are open to and welcome any cooperation with anyone who we can assist – both clients and service providers – and look forward to helping them utilise drone technology to maximise efficiency savings and enhanced safety.”
Following the announcement, DJI’s director of public safety integration, Romeo Durscher told Heliguy he was excited about the move.
He said: “This is exciting. Heliguy is crossing boundaries, just like a drone does, and that is what it is all about. We are an ecosystem across the globe. Heliguy can bring its experiences to America and Heliguy can learn from us. I am excited to say that Heliguy is now part of our family in the USA.”