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DWYKA Mining Services and Wingtra Partner for Elevated Aerial Intelligence

As the geospatial and remote sensing world gather at INTERGEO in Essen, Germany this week, Dwyka Mining Services (Pty) Ltd (DMS) is excited to announce a new partnership with Wingtra AG, developer of industry-leading VTOL survey and mapping drone technology for surface applications for the sub-Saharan African region.

“We felt it was fitting to launch our partnership in person with Wingtra in Europe during the exhibition to show our commitment as a team deploying their technology in Africa and importantly to engage with their successful resellers and their clients to elevate our offering and replicate their successes for our base of African mining clients,” says Jamie van Schoor CEO of DMS.

“With select underground technologies now being adopted for surface applications, we are beginning to embrace surface remote sensing solutions as part of our mining drone adoption roadmap. Ensuring that our clients have the best tools to deliver excellent data, we were thrilled to experience the WingtraOne Gen II platform’s user-friendly operation and aerial intelligence. With the power at our fingertips with tablet operation, we are confident our clients will embrace this solution for pain free large-scale mapping, plus we think Orange is a good look for us!” shares van Schoor sporting a multi-colour blazer on the stand.

The field of innovation leaders presenting new products at the Intergeo is significant as Wingtra and others will be on the launch pad of the industry’s first digital trade fair in the European drone sector since COVID-19 limited market engagement and client interaction. “Wingtra is excited about the access we will be able to accelerate with the Dwyka team’s African footprint and plans for drone adoption in the region. Selecting the right partner requires high trust operating globally with low physical touch. We are assured about Dwyka’s passion for their clients and the technologies they represent in the region and look forward to painting the African sky orange with Jamie and his team!,” Aleksandar Kostadinov, VP Sales and Customer Success

As a clear communication to the mining industry, the continued emphasis of a human + machine focus is critical for sustainable mining technology adoption. With the Wingtra technology and support offering matured over the last 8 years, augmenting human effort to map faster, map larger and map anywhere, is now a reality for pan-African adoption. “Our partnership with Dwyka communicates our focus on mining as a key sector for growth and our road-map development, where we are offering our WingtraOne Gen II as an easy to use mapping drone for capturing high accuracy survey data while cutting costs and ensuring site and worker safety. This solution has been designed specifically for mine surveyors, engineers and site managers for daily operations to map faster, larger and from anywhere!” Aleksandar concluded.

With select African mine sites already operating the unmistakeable orange vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) solution, the launch in October during Halloween is fitting with the streets preparing for a scary end to the month with Jack-o’-lanterns and the infamous trick or treating planning underway. Aligning with Halloween as a theme, all Wingtra prices from Dwyka Mining Services will be discounted 10% for orders received before 31st October 2022 – so get your enquiries in fast!

Visit Wingtra AG at Intergeo 18-20 October to touch the technology and see what their VTOL solution can do for your operation. For more information about Wingtra AG, contact Dwyka Mining Services or reach out on our mailbox for one of our technologists to assist you.

About Dwyka Mining Services

Dwyka Mining Services is a pan-African mining technology platform that assists underground mining clients to adopt, and adapt to, evolving technologies with a focus on supporting efforts to improve safety, health and environmental conditions in the collaborative pursuit of the digital mine of the future.

About Wingtra

Wingtra, developer of industry-leading VTOL survey and mapping drone technology, announced today that its Wingtra One GEN II (2022) drone is approved as the only VTOL mapping solution among a total of 14 UAVs on the Blue UAS Cleared List under the US Defense Innovation Unit’s (DIU) Blue sUAS 2.0 program. Read more:


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