Drone subsidiaries & associates
Parrot has a portfolio of outstanding companies and interests in commercial drones, covering equipment, software and services. Its expert capabilities are focused primarily on three vertical markets: (i) Agriculture, (ii) 3D Mapping, Surveying and Inspection, and (iii) Defense and Security.
With recognized brands, strong management (biographies below) and complementary positioning, the subsidiaries and associates are focusing on the development of their commercial activities, jointly or independently addressing the needs of consumers, professionals, businesses and major groups, as well as the rest of the drone industry.
The five subsidiaries and five associates are presented below:
Parrot Drones houses the consumer business and the range of Parrot products for professionals. The company is focused on a range of high-tech, lightweight drones, combining performance and multi-capabilities with an international commercial organization managed out of France and client services with global capabilities. Progress in the Defense and Security sector is being reinforced by the interests in Planck Aerosystems and Sky Hero.
Pix4D dominates the market for drone modelling software with Pix4Dmapper. With industry-leading European R&D and a strong international presence, the company has developed a diverse range of solutions (mobile, desktop, cloud, SaaS, business) for different sectors (mapping, construction, agriculture), meeting the needs of 50.000 users.
SenseFly continues to lead the segment for fixed-wing commercial drones. Recognized for its performance capabilities, the eBee X drone, on sale since early October, includes cutting-edge technology. The solutions deployed for over 4,000 active clients combine drones, sensors and complete solutions for the advanced integration of drones in the most promising sectors (mapping, surveillance and inspection, agriculture).
Micasense develops and markets the world’s most widely used and most powerful precision data sensors for precision farming.
The expert capabilities in place for precision farming have been further strengthened by the interest in Chouette Vision, a company that is developing drone-based vine monitoring solutions.
The other minority interests are Iconem, which is contributing to the digital conservation of the world’s architectural heritage, and Dendra Systems, which is working to support reforestation; they both illustrate the benefits of drones for conservation and sustainable development.