Marquardt and Dronehub Enter Partnership for Next-Level Drone Integration in Central New York

Posted on February 8, 2024

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CAZENOVIA, NEW YORK – Marquardt, a global leader in innovative technology solutions and manufacturing, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Dronehub, a leading European manufacturer of autonomous drone technologies specializing in advanced drone docking stations. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in advancing drone technology within Central New York. Marquardt has extended a contract to Dronehub for the installation of their state-of-the-art docking station technology at Marquardt's production facility in Cazenovia.

Dronehub creates an integrated ecosystem that seamlessly blends autonomous drones, ground infrastructure, and AI software to automate monitoring and data collection processes. Their hardware solutions empower the deployment of drone services across diverse terrains and under various weather conditions. By automating data collection, Dronehub enables industries to make informed business decisions while replacing hazardous jobs with an intelligent and fully autonomous drone solution.

The installation of the Dronehub platform was completed in late January at Marquardt’s facility. The drone company intends to utilize this location for hosting customer visits and conducting technology demonstrations, aiming to pave the way for an expansion of their product offerings in the U.S. market.

Founder and CEO of Dronehub Vad Melnyk said, "I am thrilled to announce our partnership with Marquardt, a testament to our commitment and growth in the field of drone technology. Last year marked a pivotal moment for Dronehub as we became a part of the GENIUS NY acceleration program and established our presence in the United States. This incredible journey led us to Marquardt, a company renowned for its innovation and excellence. Our collaboration, fueled by GENIUS NY's introduction, has now culminated in a cooperation agreement. We are excited to utilize Marquardt's state-of-the-art infrastructure to showcase our advanced drone technology through various demonstrations. For me, personally, and for Dronehub, working alongside such a distinguished company as Marquardt represents a monumental stride forward. It's more than just a partnership; it's a powerful entrance into the US market, underlining our dedication to innovation and excellence in the drone industry."

Marquardt Business Development Manager Christopher Berry said, “Our collaboration with Dronehub is a testament to Marquardt's dedication to fostering innovation and embracing cutting-edge technologies. This strategic partnership reinforces our commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in the industry, ensuring that we continue to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for our customers and contribute to the evolution of Central New York as a hub for technological innovation. 

As a previous finalist in the GENIUS NY accelerator competition, Dronehub secured a $500,000 award from the program in the fall of 2022. GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business accelerator centered on uncrewed aerial systems, automation and AI. Participants commit to operating their businesses in Central New York for at least one year, fostering roots and growth within the region.

GENIUS NY at CenterState CEO Director Kara Jones said, "It is truly remarkable to witness the collaborative efforts of a GENIUS NY company and local partner in propelling the UAS industry towards new heights. The involvement of a distinguished company like Marquardt within our community exemplifies the symbiotic relationship between established enterprises and startups, showcasing the vital role that industry leaders play in fostering innovation.”

The collaboration between Marquardt and Dronehub opens avenues for future partnerships, business opportunities, and technological advancements, shaping the future of the drone industry in Central New York.

Executive Director of Madison County IDA Kipp Hicks, said, “We are excited to hear of the successful partnership between Dronehub and Marquardt. This collaboration stands as a testament to the region's potential, where the synergy of technology and manufacturing fuels the ascent of progress, marking Central New York as a pioneering hub in the ever-evolving world of unmanned aerial systems.”

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