Posted on 21/07/16

Since moving to Discovery Park last year, aerial survey specialists Skycap, has set its sights on growing the business and launching ground-breaking new products.

The company, which has offices in the Netherlands and here in Sandwich started the next chapter in its story after announcing a merger with a firm with similar roots and aspirations, Skeye.

The merger, which will see the two firms continuing under the name Skeye, will result in the creation of the European leader in aerial topographic surveys, using unmanned aircraft.

In addition, Skeye will instantly enter the European market as a Top 3 provider of unmanned aerial inspections and extend its services portfolio with specialised aerial imagery.

Skeye will continue to grow its UK and Dutch based operations and look to enter new territories out of its headquarters in the Netherlands.

Pieter Franken, Managing Director at Skeye, said: “The new company brings together the unique strengths and experience of two great companies.

“The merger, in combination with the provided growth capital, strengthens our position as the most reliable partner for our national and international clients.

“It represents the next phase of our transformation into a leading global provider of unmanned aerial topographic survey and inspection services.”

The merger took place on July 18 and Skeye will continue to operate out of its office in Innovation House.

Skycap launched in 2014, as a full-service provider with unmanned aircrafts (UAVs), specializes in topographic surveys, high quality aerial imagery and 3D visualisations. It has completed over 350 missions, to date, and several thousand hours of flying time for organisations in Europe, Africa and East Asia.

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