IADYS Announces Major Expansion in the United Kingdom

IADYS, innovative start-up developing Artificial Intelligence and robotic products in service of environment, located on the Mediterranean coast near Marseille, has announced today its expansion in the United Kingdom with its new exclusive partner, P&D Marine Group.

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Since its inception in 2016, IADYS has continuously expanded internationally. This growth is part of IADYS’s plans to consolidate its presence in Western Europe, where it is already well established. The start-up, already known for its Jellyfishbot, a compact and robust robot which collects autonomously or remotely the waste (bottles, cans, plastic wrappers, cigarette butts, microplastics, paint particles etc…) and the hydrocarbons on the surface of water bodies. Ideal for cleaning up the harbours, industrial and touristic areas the Jellyfishbot is a major tool for the maintenance and the preservation of the water bodies. By acting as close as possible to the source of the pollution, it prevents the dispersion of the pollutants into rivers, seas and oceans.

With almost 40 robots in service, the Jellyfishbot has seduced yet Cassis, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Marseille, Ajaccio, Calvi, La Turballe and Cherbourg marinas, as well as HAROPA PORT, the commercial port of Le Havre, the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, the “Chantiers de l’Atlantique and the “MB92” La Ciotat shipyard. The robot has also been adopted by private companies dedicated to waste collection such as SMA (Monaco Sanitation company) in Monaco or Dronaquatech in Dunkerque, and by companies specialised in industrial sites’ depollution such as Serpol or TAPIR. Lately, Research Institutes in France and abroad chose to acquire a robot. Both golfs and leisure structures have shown their living interest for the robot, for cleaning-up their water bodies.

With its current network of distributors in Japan, Singapore, Finland, and Norway, in addition to the network operating on the French market, IADYS turned to P&D to expand its solution in the UK, strengthening its position on international markets.

Nicolas Carlési, founder and CEO of the company shares his thoughts regarding this partnership: “We are thrilled to be partnering with P&D Marine Group and counting them among our distributors. The British Government is taking strong measures in terms of reduction and recycling of plastic packaging waste with the Environment Bill 2019-2021, which should be applied before the end of the year. This is why it seemed essential for us to offer, as of now, our clean up solution to this market fully engaged in its ecological transition. We have no doubt that our partnership with P&D Marine Group will be fruitful and will help us to quickly implement our Jellyfishbot solution in the United Kingdom.”

Neill Walker Group Business Development Manager for P&D Marine Group commented “P&D Marine Group recognised the importance of the environmental impact our industry has on our waterways and with more and more projects being developed by the group to address this, we believe it was the right time to challenge ourselves to make a real difference. P&D Marine Group have recently appointed Marie Vockins as their new Group Environmental Projects Manager who has been tasked to head up our environmental projects, such as the new Jellyfishbot, our autonomous bot for removing macro-waste, oil spills, paint dusts, and micro-plastics from our waterways, and for the group to look at our own environmental impact when carrying out a project for our clients. We believed we needed an innovative approach and aim to bring more environmental products and services to the markets we operate in the Jellyfishbot being the first for us in the UK.”

P&D Marine Group which has grown organically, maintaining their belief in offering the best solutions. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in the design and installation of equipment in the commercial, construction, and leisure industry, The P&D Marine Group offers a turnkey solution that meets their clients exacting requirements. With over a decade of delivering the best solutions, and by carefully selecting high-quality products, combined with the very best service, P&D Marine Group have created a ‘One Stop Solution’. Using technology and innovation and not resting on their past successes, their ongoing development program continues to look for the latest solutions. They strive as a group to move forward and provide their clients with the very best product and service that can be found anywhere in the industry.

A few days after the end of the COP26 in Glasgow, the two companies both involved in the fight against pollution and the preservation of the coastline are sending a strong message.

The next few months look promising for IADYS, with discussions underway with distributors in Australia, the Middle East, North Africa, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.

“We are confident for the end of 2021 and the coming 2022, the covid crisis is now finally behind us. We expect to reach our target of 50 robots ordered by the end of the year, and the order book for 2022 is already filling up day by day” added Nicolas Carlési.


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