Washington, D.C.-based Measure, which offers its turnkey Drone as a Service solution to private and public entities, has announced its first overseas expansion: a subsidiary in Sydney, Australia.
Measure Australia Pty. Ltd. will be headed by CEO Mark Stevens. Following military service and a 20-year career as an Australian transaction advisor, Stevens has been a pioneer in developing turnkey drone platforms for industrial operations and was an early architect of the Drone as a Service model, Measure says.
Measure – a member company of 32 Advisors, a cross-border advisory firm – arranges for all aspects of a drone operation, including the business case, aerial platform, payloads, regulatory approvals, and data/analytics packages. It charges on a unit cost basis and serves clients in agriculture, energy, mining, infrastructure and public safety.
Measure Australia will provide commercial-grade drone services to a range of clients, including private and public companies, non-governmental organizations, and the government sector.
‘The demand for comprehensive advisory services to implement drones in a number of sectors – including mining, oil and gas, and agriculture – and in a number of geographies is clear,” says Brandon Torres Declet, co-founder and CEO of Measure.
‘I am excited about the opportunities to deliver added value to economically critical sectors,’ says Stevens. ‘With our technical expertise and industry relationships, we can work closely with clients to monitor power and gas pipelines, automate and streamline a range of mining operations, provide real-time facility surveillance, or deliver precision data for irrigation programs while achieving significant cost reductions.’