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sUAS News - Sphere Drones acquires Rise Above Custom Drones & Robotics

Josh Spires | 26 April, 2022 | In the Media

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SYDNEY, March, 2022 – Sphere Drones, Australia’s leading drone, land borne robot, and subsea ROV solutions provider has today announced its acquisition of Rise Above Custom Drones & Robotics. This acquisition clearly demonstrates Sphere Drones’ commitment to broadening the reach of innovative technologies to an emerging market, further emphasising their customer success initiatives.

Rise Above is a business at the forefront of the fast-growing drones and robotics market, and has served more than 40,000 customers over 10 years as a leading DJI Authorised Tier 1 distributor.

This acquisition of Rise Above will clearly define Sphere Group’s engagement with the prosumer roving technologies market, allowing Sphere Drones to shift its focus to its enterprise offerings and customers.

Sphere Drones CEO, Paris Cockinos said:

We are always looking at opportunities to scale our business. Over the past 10 years, Sphere Drones has successfully provided drone solutions to thousands of organisations and consumers. The acquisition of Rise Above provides us the opportunity to expand our reach.

This acquisition enhances Sphere Drones market share target, with Rise Above commercial customers now backed by a larger group with its focus on strategy and direction. Sphere Drones’ priorities lie in a position of delivering end-to-end excellence, and a commitment to connect with clients and exposure to more than just airborne technologies. Sphere Drones will continue on its growth trajectory with their well established domestic operations and vision to be a global market leader.

The acquisition means we are able to effectively segment our consumer and commercial marketing and positioning to further enhance our capabilities and pursue our vision – to enable and inspire individuals and organisations to realise their potential using air, land, and waterborne roving technologies.

Sphere Drones is well established as the leader in the Australian market, and the move allows the company to progress forward with its focus on expanding its commercial capabilities as it eyes off 110% YoY growth. The team and solutions drive safety, innovation and improved efficiency amongst leading businesses in a number of sectors, including mining, infrastructure, security, government, aviation, and power and utilities. Sphere Drones provides customers with everything they need for their roving technologies. They are an authorised distribution and service partner, working alongside a number of premium brands including Skydio, Boston Dynamics, Flyability, MicaSense, YellowScan, Acecore and DJI.

Rise Above customers will be introduced to an enhanced range of products and services, with an emphasis on the growing application and use cases delivered by drones, landborne robots and subsea ROVs. Sphere Drones hosts an expansive customer success team, specialising in air, land and water-borne technologies with capabilities including training, repairs and maintenance, rentals, custom solutions, and compliance advisory.

Sphere Drones is proudly an Australian-owned and operated family business since 1954, carrying and supplying the world’s best drone, landborne robot, and subsea ROV brands and accessories. Sphere Drones has developed comprehensive tailored solutions with proven success, though critically provide clients with a competitive edge through improved workflows, advanced process improvements, and other organisational and operational efficiencies that are each extremely cost effective.

Sphere Drones currently has offices in Sydney & Perth servicing all of Australia.

Current job openings are on our website here. Stay up to date with all things Sphere Drones: visit at

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