Delair is proud to announce that it has been ranked fifth in the national Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards, second in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards for Southwest France, and has also won the national Aerospace & Defense sector prize dedicated for high-growth technology companies. Companies are ranked by the growth rate of their turnover over the previous four years. Delair has grown by 2095% during this period.
Michael de Lagarde, co-founder and CEO of Delair states: “This Technology Fast 50 awards acknowledges the efforts of our teams over these four years of innovation and development of high-performance UAVs and professional tools dedicated to the processing of airborne data acquired by these UAVs. These key high-added-value data enable our industrial customers to make the best decisions for the maintenance of their infrastructure, the management of their farms or the security of their operations, whether in the sectors of energy, agriculture, construction or defense.”
“The Technology Fast 50 ranking highlight companies like Delair that demonstrate the way French entrepreneurs are really driving innovation and value creation. The past 16 editions of the Technology Fast 50 France awards have made it a benchmark for French and international investors. We are very proud to see Delair feature among the 2016 winners,” says Laurent Halfon, Deloitte Associate and national manager for the Technology Fast 50.
Reminder: the list is open to any company that fulfils all of the following criteria. It must:
- be an independent French company;
- hold patents and/or devote at least 5% of its annual turnover to research and development and be in one of the following six business sectors: 1) Biotech and Life Sciences, 2) Energy and Greentech, 3) Hardware and Electronics, 4) Internet, Media and Telecoms, 5) Software and IT Services, 6) Aerospace and Defense;
- have been created before January 1st, 2012 and have completed at least four 12-month financial years;
- have achieved a minimum turnover of €50,000 in 2012.