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 creating its enterprise actions.
“The discuss UAVs in current months has been primarily associated to the battle in Ukraine. In actual fact, their use is far broader than simply army. They help in border and coastal safety, monitoring of strategic nationwide infrastructure corresponding to pipelines, rescue operations and searches for lacking individuals or intelligence actions. They’ve potential purposes in all places on the planet, no matter whether or not a rustic is in a struggle 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 option to benefit from these alternatives not solely in international locations the place the Czech producer is already current, but additionally 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 army packages, together with the corporate’s flagship L-39NG undertaking, which itself consists of 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 intensive expertise in civil aviation along with army aerospace manufacturing, is one other important addition to the Primoco UAV crew after Colonel (retired) Vladan Ševčík, who labored for greater than 20 years previously within the state administration of the Ministry of Defence within the areas of certification and upkeep of airworthiness of army plane.
Primoco UAV SE achieved document ends in the primary half of this 12 months. 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 12 months. 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 army unmanned plane, able to flying utterly independently in keeping with programmed flight plans. The important thing options of the plane are its dimension, most take-off weight 150 kg, 15 hours endurance, 1800 km vary, cruising pace 120 km/h, payload 30 kg and totally computerized take-off and touchdown. The corporate focuses on civil and army aerospace purposes, notably in vitality, border and coastal safety, fireplace 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.