Commercial drone provider, Coptrz, has forged a partnership with Xer Technologies – a Swiss manufacturer of heavy-duty Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
The partnership will see Leeds-based Coptrz become the exclusive distributor of the Xer X8 UAS in the UK, with its marketing focused mainly on infrastructure inspection, surveillance and search and rescue applications.
The Xer X8 can fly for two and half hours with a 3kg payload and can be used for beyond-visible-line-of-sight operations. It can carry up to 7kg and handle difficult weather conditions.
Gökmen Çetin, international sales manager for Xer, said: “Working alongside Coptrz allows us to get quick access to the UK market through an experienced and competent partner.
“With Coptrz’ experience and its reputation as a leading provider of commercial drones, they meet the high requirements we put on our collaboration partners.”
Paul Luen, CEO and founder of Coptrz, which has grown from a start-up in 2016 to a £27m turnover business, added: “As part of our 360º drone solution offering, we work hard to build the right partnerships, with the right manufacturers at the right time.
“The quality of drones offered by Xer is second to none and offer the opportunity for growth across UK and European markets.
“We are thrilled to be working with the team to capitalise on this growth potential and to further strengthen our reputation as being the UK’s home of the latest drone technology.”