Event 38 and 3Dronemapping Bring Drones to South Africa

Key distribution agreement will make drones for business use available throughout Africa

Akron, Ohio – Event 38, a leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles for business announced a key partnership with 3Dronemapping, a supplier of aerial mapping systems in South Africa.  Under this agreement, 3Dronemapping will offer Event 38’s flagship E384 drone and custom optical sensors to its clients in South Africa.

The E384 drone has a two hour flight time, carries a one kilogram payload and can cover a distance of 70 kilometers. Combined with an Event 38 custom optical sensor, the E384 can fly 1,000 acres in a single flight and provide detail imaging at the two centimeter level.

From its main office in Kwazulu-Natal, 3Dronemapping specializes in aerial data capture mainly for the agriculture and surveying industry but also does imaging for presentation purposes. Their services are used by hundreds of professionals all over Africa. With more than 14 years’ surveying experience Luke Wijnberg, founder, says “Simply put, we take photographs in the sky from drones. These “birds-eye” images have many uses. The E384 drone gives us an affordable, stable and accurate aerial mapping system!”

Jeff Taylor, CEO of Event 38 says, “We developed a great working relationship with Luke over the past two years and are pleased to formalize this agreement. Having a local presence in South Africa will make it far easier for African clients to access our products.” With customers in 49 countries, Event 38 has significant experience in the international market. The company’s drones and sensors offer state-of-the-art technology at an affordable price to small and medium sized businesses.

About Event 38 Unmanned Systems

Based in Akron, Ohio, Event 38, designs and manufactures drones, (unmanned aerial systems), specialized optical sensors, and a precision analytics data platform for small and medium sized businesses. Today we have customers in 49 countries using our products for agriculture, surveying, construction, environmental preservation, and other applications.

About 3Dronemapping

Located in Inchange, KZN, South Africa, 3Dronemapping, specializes in aerial data capture mainly for the agriculture and surveying industry but also do oblique images for presentation purposes. The company is committed to offering the most reliable and affordable systems available to their customers throughout Africa.


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10 December 2014