Accra, Ghana / Weiterstadt, Germany, Might 19, 2022 – German drone supply pioneer Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Belief Holding, have signed a partnership settlement to assist set up drone-based supply networks with hundreds of Wingcopter drones throughout the African continent. These networks will dramatically enhance the reliability and effectivity of present provide chains but in addition assist create fully new ones. The businesses at this time introduced that Continental Drones has change into a Wingcopter Approved Companion (WAPP) for all 49 sub-Saharan international locations. Over the following 5 years, the objective of the 2 companions is to deploy 12,000 Wingcopter 198, the world’s most superior supply drone, all through Africa, making it the biggest business deployment within the world supply drone business so far.
In lots of African areas, inadequate infrastructure is likely one of the greatest obstacles to common well being protection and financial growth. Organising large-scale drone supply networks throughout African airspace will propel logistics in these international locations to a brand new stage and assist construct a completely new transport framework – a lot quicker, cheaper, extra sustainable, and extra environment friendly than the event of typical ground-based infrastructure with all its unhealthy and climate-damaging emissions.
Bridging the infrastructure hole via the deployment of huge fleets of Wingcopter drones, even in probably the most distant locations, will permit governments and the personal sector to leapfrog inefficient infrastructure to climate-neutral, dependable, and quick logistic capabilities. Wingcopter’s expertise can be deployed to enhance the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of African folks, for instance via the on-demand supply of medicines, vaccines, or laboratory samples but in addition important items for day by day use. As well as, it has the potential to turbocharge the financial growth of the international locations by which the Wingcopter networks can be established by connecting communities extra successfully and by creating hundreds of recent job alternatives to function these supply networks. Because the Wingcopter 198 is totally electrical, it contributes to a extra sustainable African logistics sector and assist transfer economies in direction of net-zero emissions.
“Along with Wingcopter, we’re dedicated to speed up the event and financial integration of Africa by enabling the creation of drone-based supply networks throughout the continent. With our longstanding enterprise expertise on the bottom and Wingcopter’s best-in-class drone expertise, these networks supply an actual probability to gasoline financial growth and assist enhance the livelihood of hundreds of thousands. African nations present true management by implementing this cutting-edge expertise for the higher of their folks and generations to come back”, feedback Alexander Asiedu, Founding father of Continental Drones and Chairman of Atlantic Belief Holding.
Tom Plümmer, Co-Founder and CEO of Wingcopter, provides: “This settlement and trustful partnership is an actual game-changer, positioning Wingcopter and Continental Drones on the high of the drone supply business. Wingcopter is nicely positioned to execute in opposition to the great alternative of drone supply within the subsequent decade. We’re satisfied that our cooperation with Alex and his Continental Drones staff will unlock the African drone supply market on a big scale, permitting us to collectively enhance and save hundreds of thousands of lives.”
Wingcopter is a German producer of eVTOL, fixed-wing unmanned plane methods (UAS) and supplier of drone supply providers, centered on optimizing medical provide chains, in addition to last-mile logistics of packages, instruments, spare elements, meals, and groceries. The 120-strong staff is devoted to bettering and saving lives worldwide via significant business and humanitarian purposes.
Because of its patented tilt-rotor mechanism and software program algorithms, the Wingcopter 198 can take off and land vertically like a multicopter, whereas flying lengthy distances as effectively and shortly as a fixed-wing plane, even in heavy rain and wind.
Wingcopter is a World Financial Discussion board Expertise Pioneer. Wingcopter’s buyers embrace Xplorer Capital, Futury Capital, ITOCHU, DRONE FUND, SYNERJET, Expa, Hessen Kapital III, and Corecam Capital Companions.
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About Continental Drones Ltd.
Continental Drones is a Ghana-based pan-African firm with the aim to allow the African continent to make the most of drone expertise for the good thing about its folks. Because the Wingcopter Approved Companion for sub-Saharan Africa, Continental Drones is supporting African nations in establishing large-scale drone-based supply networks that dramatically enhance provide chains and logistics. Continental Drones is a subsidiary of Atlantic Belief Holding Ltd.
About Atlantic Belief Holding Ltd.
Atlantic Belief Holding Restricted is a non-public funding holding firm with a presence in Asia, Center East and Africa. Its enterprise investments began in 2001 the place it efficiently accomplished numerous actual property tasks inside Accra, the capital metropolis of Ghana. The corporate presently has funding in various companies in Africa and Asia. It additionally has a passionate dedication to humanitarian providers in Ghana.