Oil and gas services group ICR Integrity of Aberdeen has muscled in on the drone-based inspections market by snapping up Sky-Futures Partners for an undisclosed sum.
Sky-Futures has UK offices in Hayes, Moreton-in-Marsh and Aberdeen, plus overseas in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi.
It was previously owned by shareholders including co-founders James Harrison and Chris Blackford who operated drones in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the British Army.
The last set of published accounts for the firm show pre-tax losses of £2.23 million in 2017, against losses of £2.95m the year before, although turnover rose by 6% to about £674,000.
ICR’s chief executive Bill Bayliss, said: “This acquisition, combined with a number of existing product lines within the ICR service portfolio, will provide our global client base with industry-leading technologies to both extend the life cycle and improve the integrity of an asset.”
ICR Integrity has bought a drone inspection company