Israeli Drone Manufacturer to Move Plant to United States

Airobotics, which makes automated industrial drones, says move is intended to meet growing demand in the U.S., Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region

A fire department drone hovers near an overnight four alarm blaze in subzero temperatures due to the polar vortex weather system, at the Agincourt Recreation Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 1, 2019.
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Israel’s Airobotics, a maker of automated industrial drones, said on Monday it was moving its manufacturing to the United States to meet growing demand in the U.S., Australia and other areas in Asia-Pacific.

As a result, its manufacturing line in Israel will be closed. Some of the 20 workers in Israel have been offered to relocate to its new global headquarters in Arizona, while Airobotics said it planned to expand its U.S. staff.

Airobotics’ research and development center will remain in Israel.

It noted that was in a period of “hyper-growth” and strong demand in mining, inspection and construction.