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KIZILAY (RED CRESCENT), to use cargo drones for urgent deliveries and medical equipment

Red Crescent Logistics & Terra Drone Turkey

Red Crescent Logistics & Terra Drone Turkey

Terra Drone Turkey announced an agreement with Red Crescent Logistics, the world's leading logistics company based on medical equipment and blood delivery, today.

The purpose of this MoU is to record formally this mutual interest of TDT and KIZILAY to collaborate and explore the benefits of use of drone infrastructure such as TDT Vertical Station, infrastructure, various UAVs and KIZILAY’s expertise, network in Turkey and abroad for a period of 3 years following signature of this MoU.

Both companies are also discussing mutual exclusivity for drone deliveries in selected industries and markets.

Turkish Red Crescent President Mr. Kerem KINIK, in a speech he made in Antalya, Turkey 2 years ago, stated that they were doing R&D for 'drone' technology in blood delivery and revealed their vision.

He stated that their goal is to be a first in the world and that they will deploy the most up-to-date and most widespread corporate automation system in this direction.

This agreement has also shown how much importance it attaches to works in line with the vision announced 2 years ago.

Terra Drone Turkey Business Development Senior Director Cenk YILDIZ said in a statement that Terra Drone Corporation, which was founded in Japan in 2016, is one of the largest drone service providers in the world and that the basic strategy of Terra Drone is to combine cutting-edge technology, with local know-how, by acquiring the best local drone service providers globally.

“We are extremely excited that Terra Drone has been selected by KIZILAY Logistics, the world's largest provider of medical logistics and blood distribution, as the first drone partner with a mutually exclusive partnership in selected industries and markets. I must state that while this partnership continues to manufacture and operate a large number of different types of drones including VTOLs and heavy payload drones, to support the partnership in the coming years, Terra Drone Turkey's annual revenues will increase significantly and it will carry Turkish Republic's actual presence far beyond by means of financially and technologically” he said.

As part of the agreement,TDT and their global partners will provide equipment and expertise to operate the unmanned and fully autonomous drone flights, employing staff in handling and technical roles. The POC flights of daily drone cargo services are expected to begin in 2022 in İstanbul, Turkey.
In the statement made by Kızılay, “Innovation is an important part of Kızılay Logistics. We are constantly researching new technologies to add value to people's lives at 1400 different points we reach every day, and we believe that cargo drones will be an important element in the next generation transportation in logistics. Terra Drone is a pioneer and leader in the drone industry, and our collaboration will help create opportunities for urgent, precise and time-critical deliveries.”

Kızılay Logistics was established in July 2020 in order to provide logistical support to the Red Crescent activities and to create financial benefits.

With over 150 years of experience and strong infrastructure of the Red Crescent, it provides logistics planning, warehouse and transportation operations services in accordance with the principles of operational excellence for both the Association and its other customers.

Kızılay Logistics aims to make operations more efficient and effective by setting up infrastructures specially designed for healthcare logistics. Reason of this sensibility in health logistics operations is not for only providing financial benefit but also focusing on sanitary benefit.

Kızılay Logistics continues to offer the most effective, efficient and reliable logistics solutions "from past to the future" with its always quick operating capability and innovative continuous improvement studies.

Kızılay Logistics takes on the best practices basis in these vital operations; Inspired by the advanced emergency reflexes of the Red Crescent and the health services it has provided for over 150 years, it aims to carry out all operations as possible as rapidly.

Terra Drone Havacılık ve Teknoloji Sistemleri Ltd Şti
Barbaros Mh. Kardelen Sokak Palladium Tower, Atasehir - Istanbul - TURKEY

+90 216 687 0900


- From the Air to the Ground

Terra Drone is one of the biggest drone service providers in the world offering cutting-edge solutions for aerial survey, infrastructure inspection, data analysis, etc. Terra Drone is headquartered in Japan and has presence in all parts of the world through its partner network of group companies and technology collaborators.
Started in 2016, Terra Drone’s main strategy is to combine the cutting-edge technology with the local know-how by acquiring best local drone service providers in many countries. In 2019, Droneii nominated Terra Drone as the second top drone service provider in the world, and number one in mapping/surveying & inspection business.

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