It is a surprise to know that the top drone delivery company of 2021 is not Google’s sister company, Wing. Even though it recently achieved Jeff Bezos dream earlier on in the year, it isn’t top of the list. Nor is Amazon, which recently experienced layoffs this August. The company on top of the list for 2021 is Zipline.
The ranking is done on the basis of Germany-based drone market intelligence tracking company Drone Industry Insights. This company did an analysis of 750 companies that are considered to be drone service providers.
Important Details of the Top Drone Delivery Company
The report of Drone Industry Insights gave a complete overview of the top drone service providers in the market. Out of them the top drone delivery company is Zipline. Below, we have mentioned the top three companies of 2021 that were ranked by Drone Industry Insights.
- Wing (Google’s sister company)
Even though Wing company hit a landmark of completing 100,000 drone deliveries, Zipline completed an even bigger milestone of crossing 200,000 drone deliveries. Furthermore, Zipline announced further U.S expansion through a partnership with Intermountain Healthcare in Utah. The results are almost the same as the 2020 DII results. Actually, this is the fourth consecutive year that Zipline is ranked as the top drone delivery company.
“With more than 13 million total miles flown and nearly 1.2 million products delivered (including about 200,000 commercial deliveries), Zipline is the benchmark among delivery DSPs,” statement from DII
Initially, Zipline was focused on delivering blood in villages of African countries. Nowadays, the company announced a partnership with Walmart for the growth plans of the company, including retail delivery. There are noises from the hierarchy of Zipline that the company has plans to double its services as they plan to reach Ghana. Nigeria, Japan and USA in 2022.
The problem is that the company is already seeking help from the United States in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, as they supply COVID-19 medicines to their hospitals. Regardless of the problems, it sits as the top drone delivery company for a reason.
External Things in the Report
Apart from telling us about the top drone delivery company, the DII 2021 report also told us about the top three Remote Sensing Drone Service Providers. They are as follows:
- Terra Drone (Japan)
- Aerodyne (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
- Cyberhawk (United Kingdom)
It remains to be seen whether Zipline is able to maintain its ranking in 2022. We may see Amazon having a say in this regard.