A new group of companies focused on the fast growing drone industry has been launched, bringing together a number of complementary businesses which provide connectivity for the first time ever to the global drone industry. Drone Major Group claims to be the first company in the world to provide a unique and integrated suite of products and services to the global drone industry at what is an important time in the development of standards and growth of this dynamic sector.
Central to the business will be the launch of a new portal - Drone Major – which will provide critical connectivity for the global industry. Until now there has been no single resource available to help navigate and procure an extensive range of drones and drone related services. This will be the world’s first online portal to facilitate the sale of drones and drone-related equipment and services throughout the world. A membership scheme will also deliver added-value benefits and ‘one-stop’ services including ‘Drone Major experts', who can provide information and guidance to navigate the myriad of choices available to the market. The platform’s current members comprise over 80% of the drone market, and include some of the world’s largest drone operators.
Another integral company within the group will be SUAS Global (Surface, Underwater, Air, Space), currently the world’s leading online network for the drone industry with over 40,000 global subscribers.
Founded by ex-army entrepreneur Robert Garbett, Drone Major Group has at its operational core Software Major, a software development company and Cyber Major, a fast growth risk assessment and resolution consultancy. These two companies, combined with SUAS and the Drone Major portal, provide a first-time-ever connectivity to the world’s drone industry.
Drone use is already well established and growing across a vast array of applications, ranging from emergency services including search and rescue and tackling fires through to new innovations in agriculture, construction, humanitarian aid, wildlife preservation and personal security, generating predictions that drones will spawn a $100bn industry by 2020.
Robert Garbett, Founder and Chief Executive, Drone Major Group, commented: “The advance of the drone industry towards full connectivity is inevitable. How long this will take will depend on the will of the industry and its ability to develop robust standards; the willingness of regulators to enable new applications; the advancement of technology to tackle the challenges ahead; and the ability of the innovators to understand what technology is available to enable their vision of the future.
"At Drone Major, with our growing online community, and involvement of most of the drone industry’s leading companies, we are responding to the requirements of this dynamic market and matching customer needs with a transparency and connectivity unavailable until now.”