FILE PHOTO: Optimus, a drone manufactured by Airobotics, the Israeli drone-maker that says it is was recently awarded the first certificate in the world to fly a fully automated drone, with no human operator, is seen during a demonstration for Reuters in the vicinity of their offices in Petah Tikva, Israel, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Nir Elias
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is Airobotics, a maker of automated industrial drones, said on Monday it was moving the production to the United States to meet the growing demand in the united states, Australia, and other areas in Asia-Pacific.
As a result, the production line in Israel will be closed. Some of the 20 employees in Israel are offered, to move to its new global headquarters in Arizona, while Airobotics said that the plan was to expand the AMERICAN employees.
Airobotics’ centre for research and development will remain in Israel.
It noted that was in a period of “hyper-growth” and strong demand in the mining, inspection, and construction.
Reporting by Steven Scheer; Editing by Tova Cohen