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Perhaps our approaches are a little different because we already have 20 years of experience with ground-based medical logistics and have also been in the drone business since 2005. So, we know the price pressure as well as the technical challenges in drone logistics. However, we are not a manufacturer of drones and are therefore not dependent on specified designs, technologies, or other restrictions. What counts for us is the proven flight characteristics of the drones, the profitability of flight operations and the possibility of integrating drone logistics into the existing logistics chains.
The strategic direction of the company was confirmed by the shareholders. In 2020, the highest sales were generated in the logistics and inspections departments. These two areas are currently experiencing disproportionate growth. The planned increase in the number of employees should also support the growth of these two profit centers in the long term. In addition to the establishment of business operations in the Middle East, the expansion of the service in "BIM / GIS support" was given as a further goal this year.
We would like to thank our employees, customers, partners and our shareholders for the great support. Thank you all!
German Copters' drones are used to build the database for the AI. The result is a sample database, which enables the useful plants to be differentiated from other plants. Then machines are used that can spray with high precision before and after the harvest. This saves the farmers money, is environmentally friendly, healthier and the plants become less resistant to pesticides.
We think that trade fairs and exhibitions are not really suitable at the moment, even when implementing the best hygiene concepts. We have decided to cancel our trade fair appearances and concentrate more on our direct contacts. But the effort is enormous. For the quarantine when entering the destination country and when returning to Germany, two weeks alone must be planned. The risk in the travel destination is not always clearly identifiable because either the calculation is different or the risk is communicated differently. But if a project has been digitally worked on for almost a year and the goal is in sight, we accept the challenge. And there is also a positive side effect: Seven days of quarantine are seven days of undisturbed working hours. The effectiveness is high and the output is enormous.
The previous Head of Logistics Eike Oehm is leaving German Copters at his own request. We are very sorry to lose him and thank you for his cooperation. We wish him continued success and all the best personally for the future.
The year 2021 will be a milestone for German Copters. In the last two years, we have worked intensively on the conception and technical solutions for setting up a regular drone flight operation for the transportation of medical materials. We are confident that we will operate the first long-haul flights before summer 2021.
We wish all employees, customers, partners and their families a peaceful and relaxing Christmas and also a Happy New Year 2021.