Toulouse and Paris, France – October 21, 2019 – Delair, a leading provider of enterprise visual data management solutions, has signed an agreement in France with CEMEX, one of the global leaders for supplying products to the construction industry. As part of this three-year agreement, CEMEX will deploy delair.ai, a new cloud platform for analyzing and leveraging data collected by drones, satellites and other aerial methods, for their 60 aggregate production sites in France. With delair.ai, CEMEX will get access to highly accurate, 3D topographic surveys along with advanced analytics to calculate volumes of materials, resulting in a better forecast of production, improved operations and reduced operational costs.
“Production monitoring, inventory management, and the safety of our teams are the three key performance indicators of our production sites. Delair’s comprehensive platform for visual data collection and management will help us accelerate the digitalization of our activities, significantly improving all aspects of our operational efficiency,” said Benjamin Lecendrier, director of Production and Joint-Ventures at CEMEX France Nord.
Delair.ai will provide CEMEX with a completely integrated and easy-to-use workflow to manage, analyze and share data, streamlining the process for unlocking the true potential of aerial surveying. Intuitive features on the platform allow users to visualize a site in 2D or 3D. delair.ai has the capacity as well to provide orthophotography, slope maps, digital surface models and 3D models.
Making measurements are quick and simple, with integrated tools for calculating length, determining an area size, and calculating stockpile volumes. More frequent updates of topographic data will allow the company to better forecast its production and increase revenue, with more insight into planning of extraction and extension projects, measuring of stockpiles, managing entire site inventories, and optimizing haul roads. This will contribute to standardize best practices and processes enterprise-wide.
Delair.ai’s cloud-based approach simplifies data storage and access, making it ideal for the CEMEX team to collaborate and archive data. The platform is inherently scalable, supporting the use of multiple UAVs and data collection techniques. An unlimited number of projects can be stored and shared, providing access to critical data by anyone who needs it across the enterprise: surveyors, production department or financial services.
“Being able to share data seamlessly between the different departments of the company and our production sites, and with subcontractors, has been a determining factor in choosing Delair’s solution. Our teams can collaborate from a single interface online, anywhere, anytime. The delair.ai platform is scaled to meet our evolving needs and can be easily deployed nationwide,” noted Lecendrier.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.
In France, CEMEX is a key player in ready-to-use concrete and aggregates, with more than 300 establishments scattered across a vast swath of the country, in order to be as close to its customers, both professional and personal, as possible.
Through its business and its footprint on different environments, CEMEX wishes to help deal with 3 major societal challenges: enabling sustainable land area planning, preserving a non-renewable resource and the environments it operates in, and ensuring the well-being of users of its products, as well as that of its employees.
In 2018, CEMEX published its second corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, as well as 4 local CSR reports, which can be found on www.cemex.fr
CEMEX is a responsible industrial player, and in 2016 it had its lSO 14001 certification renewed on 100% of its sites of concrete and aggregate production and administration. The ECOCERT organization has also assessed the company’s actions in terms of CSR and graded them “excellent.” Since 2017, CEMEX has also committed to follow the UNICEM’s CSR Charter.
Delair is a leading provider of end-to-end, visual intelligence solutions that enable enterprises to capture, manage and analyze their assets and turn the collected data into valuable business insights. The company’s offerings combine high performance UAV hardware with delair.ai, the industry’s most robust platform to power your entire visual intelligence workflow, from data management to advanced analytics. Its solutions are sold in over 70 countries with a network of more than 100 resellers in industries such as mining, construction, agriculture, oil and gas, utilities and transportation. Delair has strengthened its position as a global leader through strategic acquisitions (Gatewing, Airware/Redbird), and a strategic investment by Intel Corporation. Founded in 2011 by experts in the aerospace industry, the company employs 180 people and has offices in Toulouse, Paris, Los Angeles and Singapore.
For more information about Delair, go to delair.aero