DDC, who have in recent months expanded their drone delivery UAV beyond-line-of-visual-sight (BVLOS) testing into the USA, have entered the agreement with TTCI with a view to expanding their reach globally.
“This agreement with TTCI is expected to open international markets for us as a company,” commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. “Working alongside a global industrial leader such as Toyota Tsusho also provides us quick access to a very extensive international global network and a breadth of commercial skills.”
TTCI originally formed 60 years ago as the trading company for Japanese automaker Toyota, and are now a highly diversified company with interests in segments from metals, parts, automotive, machinery, energy, logistics, chemicals, electronics, and food and consumer services.
Their involvement in the collaboration with Drone Delivery Canada will bring their immense knowledge and expertise to innovative UAV technologies.
“We are confident drone delivery services are the way of the future. This agreement with DDC will enable us to participate in this cutting edge technology,” commented Hidetoshi Tada, President of TTCI.
Initially, TTCI will take part in Drone Delivery Canada‘s commercial pilot program in Canada. Together the two groups intend to start testing drone delivery flights and will then identify other international markets to deploy DDC’s proprietary drone delivery platform as a transportation solution.