Practical. Innovative. Customer driven.

Vertical Technologies specializes in the development, design and production of electric long range UAVs for mapping and surveillance. All our UAVs are designed and manufactured at our location in the Netherlands, near Amsterdam Airport.

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!
We are determined to serve you with solutions that matter. You, as a decision maker, interested in performance and total costs of ownership. You, as an operator, interested in ease of use, high quality footage and post-processing , good education and uninterrupted flight time.  And if there are questions, we provide you with short communication lines and clear answers. From helping you in choosing the right configuration, to education on the use of the DeltaQuad and first flight support, to answering your questions on daily use and maintenance. 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 made the logs available online for maximum transparency: 

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 Chili 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.