Wolseley teams up with Drone Delivery Canada

Wholesale building supplies company Wolseley Canada is working with Drone Delivery Canada to develop potential ways of using drones to expand Wolseley’s reach.

Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Wolseley Canada distributes plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, waterworks, fire protection, pipes, valves and fittings and industrial products.

The two companies are to look at a customised depot to depot solution as well as a depot to customer solution in the building supplies company’s supply chain. They will be developing, prototyping and testing the drones under the deal.

In a statement issued last week, Drone Delivery Canada said that the two companies would work on a definitive agreement “if the testing and development are successful to the satisfaction of both parties” and “applicable government legislation is enacted”.

Drone Delivery Canada added that it will be “responsible for its own costs and expenses with respect to the testing and the development of the drone delivery logistics platform solution”.

Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada, commented: “We believe that we are the only drone delivery company in Canada to successfully achieve Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) testing and are very pleased to announce this agreement with Wolseley Canada, one of the leading plumbing and HVAC/R distributors in Canada. As drone payloads increase, we think drone deliveries will radically improve on-time delivery.”
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