Practical. Innovative. Customer driven.
At Vertical Technologies we specialize in the development, design and production of electric long range UAVs for mapping, inspection and surveillance. All our UAV models are designed and manufactured in the Netherlands.
Our “Smart UAV Technology” approach is on finding solutions that matter from a technological perspective as well as from an economic perspective. We are determined to bring you the best possible solution by combining innovative technologies from the market and use them as building blocks for our UAV solutions. Using this approach we have developed a product portfolio that enables you to find the best solution for your business case.
The primary focus of every individual in our organization is on you, our customer. You, as an operator, interested in ease of use, high quality footage and post-processing, good education and uninterrupted flight time. You, as a decision maker, interested in performance and total costs of ownership. If there are questions, we provide you with short communication lines and clear answers: our customer support agents are skilled and trained to listen, and to provide you with the support needed to make your project successful!
Pioneering since 2012
Our journey started in 2012 when Sander Smeets – Founder and CTO of Vertical Technologies – was one of the first to combine vertical take-off and landing with long range airplane capabilities. After extensive research, trial and error the final prototype was airborne in 2015. The next challenge was to create a fully autonomous and industrial grade Fixed Wing VTOL UAV to answer the growing customer demand for higher payload weight and longer flight range. After a period of optimization and extensive testing, we released the DeltaQuad to the market in 2017. Being the first electric Fixed Wing VTOL UAV to cover 100 km with a 1 kg payload in one single flight gave the DeltaQuad a kick-start.
We have been selling the DeltaQuad worldwide since then, with estimated flight hours far beyond 10.000 hours. The DeltaQuad can be found all around the world from the high mountains in Chile to the North Pole and the deserts of the Middle East.
The way forward
As Vertical Technologies we are eager to keep our leading position in practical innovation. Our primary focus is as always on improving performance, ease of use and scope of deployment. We are working on several projects to further improve flight times and payload capacity, on higher wind resistance and integration of new state-of-the-art sensor technology. You can follow our professional achievements via LinkedIn.
Sander Smeets, CTO
For me innovation is more than developing new technology. It is also about finding synergy between the challenges our clients face and new but proven technologies available in the market. Our integration skills on hardware and software are a core competence in shortening our time to market. This practical approach makes us versatile and robust in the solutions we deliver.
The success of our current DeltaQuad platform is primarily based on the high payload capacity (1,2kg) combined with the prolonged flight time (110 min). Being equipped with a seperate quadcopter drive and fixed wing motor, the DeltaQuad is able to lift more weight (quadcopter) and fly more efficient (dedicated fixed wing drive) in comparison to UAVs based on a combined propulsion system for lift and flight. The DeltaQuad dual propulsion system also implies a redundant flight system for additional safety.
Douwe Zeeman, CEO
We at Vertical Technologies have the Dutch ‘down to earth’ mentality in our genes. As a company we choose for moderate growth, being driven by smart solutions for our individual customers rather than by maximizing shareholder value. Choosing for moderate organic growth makes it fun to build our company together with our clients and to live up to the high quality standards we set.
Today, we experience our mission as being successful. We have compiled one of the most complete and affordable packages in the market for electric Fixed Wing VTOL UAVs. Our clients value our dedication, creativity and responsiveness leading to exclusive relationships. The DeltaQuad Pro is performing missions all around the world in a broad spectrum, from mapping to precision agriculture, power line inspection, railroad inspection, pit mining, search and rescue, surveillance to antidote transport and environmental monitoring of a nuclear power plant. As a team, we are proud to make the difference!