Verity’s warehouse inventory drones get millions from shipping client Maersk’s VC arm
Swiss drone company Verity, which specializes in UAV operation in automated warehouse management and inventory services, has raised 30 million Swiss francs ($32 million) in a Series B fundraising round largely underwritten by A.P. Moller Holding – the parent company and venture capital arm of shipping giant Maersk, which began using the aerial logistics management solution a few months ago.
News that A.P. Moller had become a major financial source of the Zürich startup’s fundraising effort appears to strongly indicate Maersk has been impressed with the results of Verity’s drone inventory work in the four North American warehouses in which it has tested the system. That presumed satisfaction jibes with reports that the Danish cargo shipping and ground transport giant is planning to extend the UAV platform to more of the hundreds of other logistics centers it operates around the world.
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