Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, January 14, 2009 – RapidEye, Germany’s geospatial solutions provider to own and operate their own satellite constellation, announced that Beijing Earth Observation, Inc. (BEO), a subsidiary of Eastdawn Group. Inc., will be their Chinese distributor.
“This has promise to be a very lucrative partnership for both companies,” comments John Ahlrichs, RapidEye’s Vice President. “BEO is a proven organisation with the experience required to successfully sell and support RapidEye products in China. They are extremely well networked in China’s public and private sectors.”
The agreement between BEO and RapidEye was signed in Beijing late last year between Eastdawn Group’s CEO, Mr. Bing Sun and RapidEye’s CEO, Mr. Wolfgang Biedermann. The contract makes BEO the only distributor of RapidEye’s satellite imagery in China.
Mr. Bing Sun, CEO of Eastdawn Group. Inc. stated, “We are very much satisfied with our newly formed partnership with RapidEye. With its 5 satellites and the strongest satellite imagery collection capability to our markets, the RapidEye system has great potential in the Chinese market, especially in the following sectors: agriculture, environmental, insurance and government. We strongly believe our partnership will bring the best satellite technology available as well as service knowhow to the Chinese market. This technology and service knowhow will contribute greatly to the continuous economic growth of our country.”