Drone Delivery Canada Launches Deal With Top Logistics Company

One of Europe’s largest logistics/transport companies is looking to Canada’s top drone delivery firm to take their success to a new altitude.

Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada is partnering with DSV Panalpina A/S to provide a drone-based delivery platform to the Danish conglomerate’s new Canadian air and sea division.

In collaboration with sales partner Air Canada, DDC will deploy the DroneSpot takeoff/landing zone solution to launch the first of multiple routes, as well other infrastructure at DSV sites.

With a carrying capacity of up to 10 pounds, DDC’s Sparrow cargo drone will fly a defined route within DSV’s site in Milton, Ont. as allowed by Transport Canada’s authorization rules.

DDC will monitor the flights from a new operations center in Vaughn, Ont. and officials expect to add 20 or more routes next year.

“DSV Canada is dedicated to delivering innovative and integrated supply chain solutions,” DSV Air & Sea Canada Managing Director Martin Roos.

“With a global view in mind, our focus is on continuously optimizing our local partners’ supply chains. That means, a long-term vision that opens up new markets and service offerings.  Our strong partnership with Air Canada Cargo and now DDC will offer our current and potential partners best-in-class solutions and service excellence that is scalable and future-proof.  We have looked to overcome some of today’s challenges by investing in tomorrow’s opportunities, and we are ready for the next steps.”

In February, DDC unveiled its largest and longest-range drone, the Condor. Under development over the past year, the single-rotor vehicle offers a payload of 400 pounds and can travel up to 124 miles on a tank of gas.

Last year, DDC announced a partnership with Toyota Tsusho Canada – a subsidiary of the well-known Toyota Group. The effort will see TTCI participate with DDC’s commercial pilot program in Canada for flight testing and development of international markets for drone delivery.