Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) continues to push ahead with development partnerships, this time signing an agreement with plumbing and HVAC distributor Wolseley.
Burlington-based Wolseley focuses on wholesale distribution of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, waterworks and fire protection products, among other things.
DDC is working with the company to potentially expand its distribution capabilities to include drop-offs by drones. DDC will use its logistics platform to prototype and test a ‘Depot to Depot’ solution as well as a ‘Depot to Customer’ solution, while footing the bill for that development.
The two companies say that if the testing and development are successful and once applicable government legislation is enacted (which DDC expects between Q4 2017 and Q1 2018), the two will enter into negotiations for a definitive agreement.
Recently, DDC began testing shipping commercial goods in remote Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario. This summer it also took on a partnership with Ontario’s Region of Peel to deliver defibrillators and partnered with supply chain company TECSYS to assist the healthcare sector.