Japan-based Terra Drone recently acquired a majority stake in Skeye, a European drone service provider.
Skeye will become the European headquarters of Terra Drone, according to a press release. This acquisition, according to the release, makes Terra Drone the largest drone service provider with a presence in all continents and with 250 employees.
“We have had discussions with many drone operators in Europe but were especially impressed with the track record and professionalism of Skeye,” Terra Drone CEO Toru Tokushige said, according to the release. “Skeye has an excellent track record and vast professional experience in the on- and offshore oil and gas market, in both inspections and 3-D surveys using drones. We consider Skeye to be the best partner to bring our technologies to the European and African market.”
Terra Drone provides clients with safer, more efficient surveys and inspections via drones. Skeye is an aerial survey and inspection company that focuses on deploying drones in the oil and gas market.
“Terra Drone will bring a wealth of new technologies and a global network that we can use to better serve our international clients,” said Pieter Franken, managing director of Skeye. “This will ensure we can keep on providing our customers with the most cutting-edge technologies, now and in the future. The TerraUTM operating platform, 4G capabilities for guiding drones over large distances, in-house developed Terra-LiDAR, smart learning inspection software, and their proprietary mapping software Terra-Mapper are but a few examples of technologies that this partnership will bring.”