The company that is bringing new technology to the skies in Ireland has had its first big success, and its chief executive has revealed how the first-ever drone that was able to deliver a package of food to a Dubliner has now been successfully tested.
Blue Grace, a Dublin based company, was founded by a group of engineers who have a passion for the technology behind drones.
The company’s chief executive, Paul McEntee, told The Irish Post that he was delighted with the delivery success of the drone last week.
He said it is one of the biggest success stories of the last year, as the delivery drone was able, in his opinion, to deliver more than 50kg of fresh food and snacks.
Mr McEnte said he had been expecting the delivery delivery drone to have a range of options but to be the first to deliver, he had selected a very unique design.
The drone that delivered 50kg to a customer, he said, is called the EK-VIII, which stands for “Easily Deployable,” a reference to the way the drone is being sold by Blue Grace to other customers.
Mr McGuinness said he was “delighted” with the first deliveries and he would continue to push the technology forward in order to bring it to Ireland.
“The idea that we are seeing so much innovation happening in Ireland and the fact that it is coming from a company with a very strong foundation is really encouraging,” he said.
“That is the real sign that innovation is happening.”
I think that the whole world is catching on and the people that have been working on this technology for many years are seeing that.
“Mr McGuiness added that the new drone could one day be used by businesses in the UK, France, the US and India.
He noted that a few years ago, it was difficult to find a company that could deliver food from Ireland to the UK.
The UK is already seeing the benefits of drones, and many in the Irish market have been impressed with the company.
Mr McGregor said Blue Grace had developed a new delivery technology which allowed it to deliver food and other goods to more than 500,000 households in the capital, as well as delivering the goods to customers in more than 10,000 places.
He added that Blue Grace was working closely with the UK government to ensure the technology would not be subject to any restrictions.”
We will be monitoring the UK regulatory environment in the coming months and will be seeking further information from the UK authorities on our approach to our approach and our approach for the delivery of food and supplies,” he added.