Heliguy has announced that it is now supplying several major mining companies in Africa with £250,000 of drone stock.
The firm, the leading DJI retailer in the UK, says that the companies, based in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Namibia and Burkina Faso, are using the technology to increase safety and obtain fast and accurate data.
Due to non-disclosure agreements, Heliguy is unable to state which companies have chosen to work with it, but says it was chosen for its “in-depth industry knowledge and experience, on-demand technical and maintenance support.”
Heliguy is a recognised DJI Gold Partner, and the move into the African market is the latest success for the company, which was recently awarded a Top 10 Partner of the Year (Europe) award from DJI Enterprise.
Also recently, the firm made £1million of drone stock available to help UK enterprise clients kick start or scale their enterprise drone programmes through the company’s recently-launched industry-first Full Stack service.
Drones use in the mining industry sees them pushed to their limits, with dust, dirt and extreme weather creating difficult conditions and harsh landscapes – and Heliguy says its assured support and rapid repair service are therefore vital.
And Heliguy has said that drones are now integral to the mining industry.
It said: “The fact that Heliguy has supplied £250,000 of drone stock to mines in Africa – and an additional quarter of a million to sites around Europe – shows how integral this technology has become for the industry.
“Indeed, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are an essential tool for this type of work, playing a vital part in creating digitised mines of the future, where real-time planning and execution can be conducted to improve efficiency and production.”
Heliguy is based in Newcastle, and has been focusing on the drone market since 2013.