International drone industry expert, Delta Drone has finalised the acquisition of drone service provider RocketMine, pending final legal & regulatory approval. The Johannesburg based company was a division of Public Display Technologies Pty Ltd. (PDT) and is the main licensed operator of commercial drones in the mining industry of South Africa.
Rocketmine provides professional drone survey & mapping services to corporate customers, such as Anglo American, South32 and Exarro Resources on fixed-term contracts, and already has a confirmed order book of R12 million (Euro 763 000) for the year ending December 2017.
Currently employing 13 staff members, seven of which are fully licensed operational pilots, Rocketmine maintains a very high standard of aviation safety through continuous training and best-practise standards, creating a high-value brand proposition for the drone aviation market.
Rocketmine currently has the single largest fleet of drones in Africa, boasting over 21 aircraft, culminated of both fixed-wing and multi-rotor type design.
With the aim of dominating the African mining services sector, for drones, Rocketmine expects to generate over R13 million (Euro 812 000) in annual revenue, for the current year, while still maintaining the highest operational standards.
“This acquisition allows for Rocketmine to leverage the strength, resources and global positioning of Delta Drone to expand at a faster rate and provide for a more comprehensive data delivery service to the customer”, Chris Clark: RocketMine Managing Director.
About Delta Drone: The Delta Drone Group is a renowned player in the field of civilian drones for professional use. It offers a complete service, from data acquisition to data processing through a specifically developed information system, including a supply of professional pilots. These pilots are trained and certified by EFD, a subsidiary of the Group, and local partners.
Delta Drone is listed on the Alternext market of Euronext Paris. ISIN code: FR0011522168.
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