Increasing the gross sales of Czech UAV producer Primoco UAV SE into new markets will now be pushed by David Jirman who will work along with the corporate’s CEO Ladislav Semetkovský and Gross sales Director Jakub Fojtík.
Jirman, who has been working within the aviation trade for greater than 15 years, beforehand labored as a Gross sales Director for 3 continents at Aero Vodochody Aerospace. He additionally supported one other Czech producer, Plane Industries, in growing its enterprise actions.
“The speak about UAVs in latest months has been primarily associated to the battle in Ukraine. In reality, their use is far broader than simply navy. They help in border and coastal safety, monitoring of strategic nationwide infrastructure resembling pipelines, rescue operations and searches for lacking individuals or intelligence actions. They’ve potential functions in every single place on the earth, no matter whether or not a rustic is in a warfare or not,” Semetkovský describes the alternatives he sees in increasing into new markets for Primoco. Based on the corporate’s CEO, strengthening the crew is a strategy to reap the benefits of these alternatives not solely in international locations the place the Czech producer is already current, but in addition in utterly new markets.
Previous to becoming a member of Primoco UAV SE, David Jirman spent greater than 13 years at Aero Vodochody Aerospace, the place he first managed procurement for navy applications, together with the corporate’s flagship L-39NG undertaking, which itself contains greater than 300 Czech and international suppliers. Between 2018 and 2022, he held the place of Gross sales Director for Europe, North America and Australia at Aero Vodochody Aerospace.
Jirman’s in depth expertise in civil aviation along with navy aerospace manufacturing, is one other important addition to the Primoco UAV crew after Colonel (retired) Vladan Ševčík, who labored for greater than 20 years prior to now within the state administration of the Ministry of Defence within the areas of certification and upkeep of airworthiness of navy plane.
Primoco UAV SE achieved document leads to the primary half of this yr. Revenues amounted to CZK 102.8 million, a rise of 800% year-on-year. The corporate delivered a half-year EBITDA revenue of CZK 50.6 million. The corporate delivered a complete of seven UAVs within the first half of the yr. It plans to promote a complete of 40 plane price CZK 500 million in 2022.
Primoco UAV SE develops and produces the One 150 civilian and navy unmanned plane, able to flying utterly independently based on programmed flight plans. The important thing options of the plane are its measurement, most take-off weight 150 kg, 15 hours endurance, 1800 km vary, cruising velocity 120 km/h, payload 30 kg and totally automated take-off and touchdown. The corporate focuses on civil and navy aerospace functions, significantly in vitality, border and coastal safety, hearth monitoring and search and rescue operations. The corporate’s plane is in operation on 4 continents. Primoco UAV is a publicly traded firm on the Prague Inventory Trade within the PX START market.