Trimble sold its Gatewing Unmanned Aircraft System engineering and manufacturing business to Delair-Tech, a French long-range, fixed-wing UAS solutions company.
The financial terms were not disclosed.
“This transaction is part of our continuing program to tighten our corporate focus,” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “Trimble will remain actively engaged in the market by leveraging its brand-agnostic software technology for a broader range of UAS platforms.”
Gatewing was part of the company’s Belgian engineering and manufacturing segment, and the divestiture will not have a material impact on either overall or segment financial results, the company said.
In addition to the sale, Trimble entered into a strategic alliance with Delair-Tech and Germany’s Microdrones in which the two companies will become preferred providers of both fixed-wing and multirotor UAS solutions, with Trimble providing software, data processing, and deliverables to UAS operators across multiple vertical markets.
“We are proud that Trimble selected us to be their fixed-wing UAS solutions provider,” said Michael Delagarde, Delair-Tech’s CEO. “With the addition of Gatewing to our portfolio, we can provide one of the most innovative and extensive portfolios of long-range, fixed-wing commercial UAS solutions to support Trimble and its distributors. The portfolio will continue to provide dedicated end-to-end solutions, from hardware to fully processed aerial data, which can then be turned into actionable business intelligence.”
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