Drone Express, a leading innovator in the drone delivery industry is the latest operator to enter the growing Spanish market with the announcement that it is opening its new international office in Madrid.
According to the US company´s press release, the Spanish base will allow it to further expand its operations in the European market as well as help it ” develop strategic partnership sand push forward the development of cutting-edge drone technology, solidifying its position as a keyplayer in the international retail logistics market”.
According to Beth Flippo, the CEO, “the opening of our office in Madrid is a major milestone in ourmission to redefine the future of delivery. We are excited to utilize this strategic location to fosterinnovation and establish connections with our partners and customers worldwide.”
The Spanish drone delivery market is seen as an incumbator for a sector that is on the verge of a revolution.
Companies such as Restalia Holding, owner of brands such as 100 Montaditos, Cervecería La Sureña, TGB-The Good Burger, Panther, and Pepe Taco, has begun to carry out the first tests in Spain of home food delivery with drones through its Restalia Delivery division, delivering burgers from The Good Burger brand.
The company has specified that the first tests have taken place at the Hera Dron Hub, the first authorized space in Europe for the flight of unmanned aerial vehicles weighing up to 500 kilos in Zaragoza.
In Madrid, Villaverde’s “Sandbox”, a safe space where technological innovations can be tested in a controlled environment, also sampled a drone delivery with Globalvia and eHang goods. Also, in Ibiza Drone to Yacht has made eating on a boat in the middle of the sea much easier, requiring only their application to receive the order in a few minutes through drones.
Likewise, the RisingUP programme by ICEX-Invest in Spain is supporting RigiTech startup, a Swiss aerial logistics company currently established in Spain, which focuses on creating fully integrated drone delivery solutions.