European drone specialist Microdrones has completed the first phase of an ‘ambitious expansion’ of its facilities globally to accommodate its global sales strategy.
The integrated drone solutions provider has added a new 2080sqm facility in Siegen, Germany, as well as a satellite office in Toulouse, France.
60 Microdrones employees will work out of this office, approximately half of the current global team of 120. Functions performed here are related to production, software development, hardware, engineering, purchasing, flight ops and administration.
The new facility offers spacious offices and conference areas as well as a convenient flight test field complete with easily accessible diverse terrain and vegetation for testing LiDAR, photogrammetry, multispectral and R&D applications.
In addition to expanding the facility, Microdrones is actively recruiting new talent for a wide variety of positions.
Microdrones will retain its original building, located at Gutenbergstrasse in Siegen, and it will be used for exploratory research and development work, as the company continues to expand to new markets and areas of application.
Phase two of the global expansion project is slated to begin in late summer, and will include major expansion of the offices in Vaudreuil, QC Canada.
Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, president of Microdrones, explained: “This is an exciting time for our company. We’ve commercialized a full suite of integrated UAV solutions and professional markets are responding; we’re earning new business worldwide. These capital and personnel investments will enable us to stay ahead of demand, deliver on customer expectations, and position our company for a continued trajectory of growth.”