HiiLSE teams up with Garuda Aerospace to set up drone plant
03 Jun 2022
HiiLSE Global Sdn Bhd (HiiLSE Drones) has teamed up with Garuda Aerospace Pvt Ltd, one of India’s leading drone companies, to set up Southeast Asia’s first and largest HiiLSE Garuda Aerospace plant on 2.42 hectares in Malaysia with an investment of RM65 million.
The partners aim to establish a drone ecosystem across the region and provide cutting-edge technology to improve efficiency in both the government and private sectors.
In a statement, HiiLSE Drones founder and chief technology officer Shanmugam S. Thanggavilo said the plant has the potential of creating 3,000 job opportunities involving drone-related expertise.
The statement, however, did not disclose details such as when the plant is expected to start operation.
Garuda Aerospace has expanded its capacity beyond surveillance and mapping to include drone-based thermal imaging, agricultural spraying, deliveries and a number of Industry 4.0 upgrading services.
“We are truly delighted to expand our network in Southeast Asian markets with HiiLSE Drones,” said Garuda Aerospace founder and chief executive officer Agnishwar Jayaprakash.