Citing a 97% growth rate in its drone business in 2014, Paris-headquartered Parrot says its U.S. subsidiary has opened a new office in San Francisco.
According to a company blog, Parrot has added a 12-member sales team to the office, located at 1 Market St. in the Landmark Building. The company, a member of the Small UAV Coalition, employs over 900 people across the globe.
Parrot says the team, which currently focuses on retail and professional drones, as well as “connected devices,” will be “further strengthened in order to accompany the growing level of demand for the Group’s products, particularly senseFly’s eBee for the agricultural and mapping market, as well as Pix4D’s aerial imaging software solutions.”
“The American market is extremely buoyant for Parrot, and our innovations relating to drones and connected devices in particular have been very well received in the past few years,” Henri Seydoux – chairman, CEO and founder of Parrot – says in the blog.
“One year ago, we unveiled our Bebop Drone in San Francisco. We have strong potential for growth in the United States, and the opening of an office in Silicon Valley sends out a strong message about our ambitions.”