Germany: RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced that it has entered into a contractual partnership agreement with Metria of Gävle, Sweden. Metria will be the distributor for RapidEye’s satellite imagery in the Scandinavian, Baltic and Icelandic data markets. It will also be RapidEye’s first distributor to enter the European market.
John Ahlrichs, Vice President of RapidEye, commented, “We are very pleased to form this partnership with Metria. They have the recognition and the data sales focus that we were looking for in a distribution partner. In addition, Metria has expertise in forestry and other markets that will complement our services program. There are many opportunities for cooperation with Metria and we look forward to a long term and mutually profitable relationship.”
Jörgen Forsgren, Business Area Manager of Metria, said, “We are proud to be associated with RapidEye and expect many promising opportunities throughout this partnership. With its five spectral bands and high revisit capabilities, the RapidEye system supplies high quality satellite imagery. We are looking forward to working with its experienced team of experts, and providing the Scandinavian, Baltic and Icelandic market with the geospatial data they need.”
Currently, RapidEye is working on completing its worldwide network of distributors in order to facilitate easy access to RapidEye products in its customers’ own language and region.