DJI appoints local dronetech startup Aonic to be its 1st authorised M’sian service centre
Aonic announced that it is now the first DJI Enterprise authorised service centre in Malaysia for drone and UAV maintenance work.
As drone technology evolves with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being utilised across a wide spectrum of applications, there is increasing demand for technical experts in the dronetech scene.
For those unaware, DJI is a Chinese drone manufacturer and one of the world’s leaders in creating and marketing consumer and enterprise UAVs.
Drone service centres that are authorised by DJI mean that the brand’s UAVs will continue to be warranted by DJI.
This certifies that Aonic can provide the relevant knowledge and services to enterprise customers seeking on-demand technical and drone maintenance.
Having a local service centre for enterprise drones will also reduce downtime as maintenance and repair can be done locally.
Aonic has been manufacturing drones in Malaysia since 2016, and became a DJI Enterprise partner in 2017. To add, Aonic has also been running its own service centre in Kluang, Johor since last year for services like customisation and drone maintenance.
Just like serving your car periodically, the centres are meant to ensure the drones can perform at their highest quality at all times. If they work as intended, users can have peace of mind when using the tech in their daily workflows.
To date, Aonic has experienced rapid growth and now operates in five business verticals. They include agriculture, industrial, services, retail, and academy, aimed at providing a holistic ecosystem going beyond its core drone capabilities.(Left to right): WM Farhan, Head of Drone Tech Ecosystem Development Division, MRANTI / Mohd Safuan Mohd Zairi, Chief Ecosystem Development Officer, MRANTI / Cheong Jin Xi, founder and CEO of Aonic / Drone pilot from Aonic / Holly Huo, Sales Manager of SEA of DJI Enterprise / Image Credit: Aonic
The end-to-end drone solutions provider has steadily built its team of in-house experts comprising R&D, operation, maintenance, after-sales, software, and training.
These are the factors that paved the way to Aonic’s appointment as the first authorised DJI Enterprise Service Centre, the team believes.
Following this appointment, Aonic’s service centre will contain a team of DJI-trained drone technicians, along with the local startup’s in-house engineers.
More drones taking flight
At the same event, Aonic also unveiled its new drone, DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise, which is part of DJI’s product line-up.
The brand targets these UAVs to be the most affordable entry-level aerial drone for industrial usage.
According to the press release, there are two versions, Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T. The drones are said to be compact, foldable, and weigh less than 1kg, making them easy to carry and deploy.Mavic 3T / Image Credit: Aonic
The Mavic 3E model is designed to serve basic commercial needs capable of doing survey missions with centimetre-level mapping accuracy.
Meanwhile, Mavic 3T has a camera system with a thermal sensor that allows its operators to make informed decisions after quickly identifying objects onsite.
Malaysia is a significant drone market within the region as it is expected to contribute RM50 billion in GDP and 100,000 job opportunities by 2030.
That’s according to a study by the Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI).
With Aonic establishing itself as a notable player in the industry for Malaysia, the local startup will hopefully be able to propel significant developments in the dronetech scene.Learn more about Aonic here.Read other dronetech-related articles here.
Featured Image Credit: Cheong Jin Xi, founder and CEO of Aonic