“PROFI MERTENS Drone Supply Service in Germany


PROFI MERTENS drone deliveryDrone and E-Bike Supply for DIY Instruments in Rural Germany

by DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian J. McNabb

Germany-based drone supply mission LieferMichel not too long ago introduced a brand new partnership with Michelstadt-based DIY retailer PROFI MERTENS to ship small gadgets by an electrical cargo bike or by a Wingcopter supply drone. Prospects can select from a variety of objects weighing as much as 4 kg (8.8 lbs), from fasteners to screwdrivers and different small instruments. 

Based in 1964, PROFI MERTENS is a third-generation household enterprise within the Odenwald area that serves each business and particular person prospects. 

The Wingcopter 198 supply drone getting used has a variety of as much as 110 km and is particularly designed for wind resistance. The progressive design combines rotor and glued wing performance and options intensive failsafes for max peace of thoughts, together with two batteries and a redundant flight management system. 

“We’re delighted to be a part of this progressive mission and to have the ability to supply our prospects in Würzberg and Rehbach a further service. When my grandfather opened our first retailer 90 years in the past, he in a short time bought a small van to have the ability to ship to prospects additional away. Immediately, we make procuring simpler for purchasers by flying orders for smaller items to them by drone – a fantastic growth,” feedback Stephan Mertins, Managing Director of PROFI MERTINS.

“It’s nice that increasingly retailers from a variety of product classes are participating on this pilot mission. This underlines the truth that firms, particularly in rural areas, are open to new approaches and are excited about how they will make life simpler for his or her prospects,” says Ansgar Kadura, co-founder and Chief Providers Officer of Wingcopter.

Prof. Dr. Kai-Oliver Schocke, President of the Frankfurt College of Utilized Sciences, provides: “The mission reveals how obligatory it’s to provide the inhabitants in rural areas with all of the merchandise they want each day!”

LieferMichel is a three way partnership by Wingcopter and the Frankfurt College of Utilized Sciences, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) as a part of the “Modern Air Mobility” funding directive. The purpose of the mission is to discover drone supply as a business mission. Extra companions embrace town of Michelstadt, REWE, Vodafone and Riese & Müller are additionally concerned within the mission.

Extra info on LieferMichel is offered right here. Extra info on PROFI MERTENS is offered right here (in German).

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Ian McNabb is a workers author primarily based in Boston, MA. His pursuits embrace geopolitics, rising applied sciences, environmental sustainability, and Boston School sports activities.



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