Chinese company DJI wants to grow in the Brazilian drone market

6 December 2017

Chinese company DJI (Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd) selected the Golden Distribuidora company as its official representative in Brazil, a country where it plans to increase sales of non-piloted air vehicles – more commonly known as drones – significantly over the next two years, the two companies said in joint statement released on Tuesday.

The two companies intend, under this partnership, to fill an unexplored market segment, after DJI’s full range of equipment from has been approved and certified by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), which in May adopted rules for the use of non-piloted air vehicles.

The chief executive and founder of Golden Distribuidora David Saadia, said around 10,000 DJI drones are sold in Brazil every month and sales are now expected to increase to between 100,000 and 150,000 units per month over the next two years.

Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd has a share of 75% to 85% of the world drone market with turnover of around US$1.7 billion and in the last three years its sales have more than tripled, Saadia said.

DJI’s drones are mainly used for film and video, agribusiness, industrial and building inspection, mining and safety, and search and rescue operations, said the director of the Chinese company for Latin America, Manuel Martínez.

DJI is headquartered in the Shenzhen special economic zone adjacent to Hong Kong, where it produces, in addition to non-piloted air vehicles, launchpads, propulsion systems, camera stabilisers and flight controllers. (macauhub)