Japan’s Terra Drone gains footing in Central Asia with investment in leading Kazakh drone company KazUAV

Terra Drone group company KazUAV will provide industrial drone solutions and services to a multitude of sectors

From left to right, Yuhei Nagai, Director, Terra Drone; Dmitriy Ivanov, Director, Terra Drone; Garkushin Eugeniy, CEO, KazUAV; Ruslan Vitvitski, CCO, KazUAV; and Alexander Borovkov, CTO, KazUAV

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – July 18, 2019 – Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, one of the leading industrial drone solution providers in the world, is announcing the continuation of its global expansion with investment in a leading UAV company in Kazakhstan, KazUAV. With this investment, KazUAV joins Terra Drone’s network of over 25 group companies and technology partners that are committed to provide cutting-edge yet cost-effective drone services across the globe.

Established in 2016, KazUAV is a known name in Kazakhstan’s drone ecosystem, having provided GIS services to several government agencies and private companies. In 2018, at the request of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), KazUAV mapped six airports in the country, totaling a surveyed area of 4 million hectares. The drone company is also registered to provide surveillance drone services to the Kazakhstani special forces.

As part of Terra Drone group, KazUAV will leverage globally-proven technologies to provide myriad drone-based services and solutions in Kazakhstan. These include onshore/offshore infrastructure inspections, tanks inspections, and nondestructive testing for the oil and gas industry; open-pit and underground mapping services for the mining sector; and powerline inspection and vegetation management for the energy sector. KazUAV will also continue to provide mapping and GIS services to the construction and agriculture sectors, apart from offering drone-based surveillance in emergencies like wildfires and floods. The company will also sell drones, sensors, and other related hardware to local customers.

According to Toru Tokushige, CEO, Terra Drone Corporation, “With 3% of the world’s total oil reserves in Kazakhstan, the production of oil and gas in the country is witnessing a year-on-year increase. As a leading provider of drone-based solutions for the oil and gas industry, the time is ripe for Terra Drone to gain a footing in Central Asia with this investment.”

Garkushin Eugeniy, CEO, KazUAV says “The goal to become the top drone company in the world is incredibly complex and ambitious. We are very pleased that having assessed our results and potential, Terra Drone chose KazUAV as its partner in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Thanks to this step, all advanced foreign technologies will be available to our customers in surveying, power generation, construction, oil and gas, and other areas. Kazakhstan will now become part of the global unmanned aircraft community as one of the youngest but largest markets.”

With more than 25 group companies already in its network, Terra Drone takes pride in collaborating with cutting-edge drone technology providers.If you also want to support Terra Drone on its quest to generate aerial innovations that have a lasting impact on communities the world over, please contact info.en@terra-drone.co.jp

Drone data deliverables by KazUAV, a Terra Drone group company
3D map of an area in Nur-Sultan, Astana, Kazakhstan, produced by Terra Drone group company KazUAV
3D model of KazUAV office in Nur-Sultan, Astana, Kazakhstan

About Terra Drone Corporation 
Established in 2016, Terra Drone Corporation has quickly become one of the world’s largest industrial drone solution companies employing over 500 drone industry professionals. The company’s head office is located in Tokyo, Japan, and more than 25 branches are spread globally throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and Oceania. Terra Drone provides innovative enterprise drone services for oil and gas, utilities, renewables, mining, construction, and GIS sectors, among others.

Terra Drone provides end-to-end solutions specializing in each sector by using high-performance hardware, cutting-edge software and customizable drone traffic management systems (UTM). The company actively invests in UAV technology providers to help them promote their products and services in the global market.