Trimble Sells Gatewing Drone Business

October 11, 2016

Trimble has sold its Gatewing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) business to Delair-Tech. Delair-Tech provides long-range, fixed wing UAS for industrial inspection and asset-management.

“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.”

Trimble has entered into strategic alliances with Delair-Tech and Microdrones, a provider of multirotor UAS. Both will become preferred providers of UAS products, with Trimble providing software, data processing, and deliverables to UAS operators across multiple vertical markets.

“Trimble chose to partner with Delair-Tech and Microdrones to strengthen our UAS portfolio,” said Bisio. “Working together, Delair-Tech and Microdrones will deliver industry-leading UAS platforms and Trimble will focus on core software technology for UAS that integrates positioning, remote sensing, and photogrammetry. The end goal is to deliver a complete solution to transform work processes and efficiency for our customers.”

Source: Trimble