Hellmann in association with DRONAMICS to start same-day cargo drone deliveries across Europe beginning 2022

Global full-service provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has announced a partnership with cargo drone developer and operator, DRONAMICS to develop and offer a pioneering new transport service in terms of cross-border transportation of time-critical goods.

The partnership aims to provide customers seeking an on-demand solution for shipping goods with an integrated service, supported by DRONAMICS’ next-generation middle-mile service that offer speedy deliveries at competitive costs.

As part of the cooperation, Hellmann plans to offer the first routes with unmanned cargo drones from DRONAMICS as early as next year. The two companies will work together to develop the initial routes that they will be piloting for customers early 2022.

The first geography of interest will be Europe, where the regulatory environment permits operations across the European Union.

Hellmann considers DRONAMICS a forerunner among long-range drone developers and the company is soon to obtain operational authorisation for international unmanned flights across Europe.

As part of the agreement, DRONAMICS will provide equipment and expertise to operate the unmanned drone flights, employing local staff in different technical roles.

“Partnering with DRONAMICS allows us to provide our customers with innovative and tailored solutions especially in the growing market segments of spare parts, e-commerce, and cool chain,” says Jan Kleine-Lasthues, Chief Operating Officer Airfreight of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

“DRONAMICS enables a same-day middle-mile drone delivery service with an unmatched range of up to 2,500km and an impressive cargo capacity of 350kg. We believe this will be a game-changer in logistics.”

“We are extremely happy to have the opportunity to work with a leading logistics provider such as Hellmann, a company with a global network and a strategy to shape the supply chain of the future,” says Svilen Rangelov, CEO and Co-founder of DRONAMICS.

“Collaborating with freight forwarders is an essential part of our vision to make same-day deliveries a reality.”

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