Aeriu – Hungarian Startup Wants to Revolutionize Inventory
Aeriu is the first startup to offer a drone-operated inventory system. Using commercially available drones, the software enables wholesalers and mass producers to take stock of their wares in an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable manner.
Every firm is legally obliged to take stock of the wares stocked in their factory. This process plays a crucial role in business analysis, allowing companies to gain insight into sales tendencies. Inventory is vital, and yet, it’s a largely-overlooked field that attracts no investment.
Most warehouses rely on obsolete, wasteful and time-consuming stock-taking processes that require dozens of skilled laborers walking shelf after shelf to take note of the quantity of goods on stock. These involve a large proportion of the workforce, which, combined with the energy costs increase expenses significantly. Not to mention the costs of human fallibility: administrative mistakes occur regularly, bearing a disproportionate impact on company profits.
Sustainable, drone-operated inventory system with no coding knowledge
This is where Aeriu comes in. The Hungarian startup champions automation, enabling clients to cut down on the number of laborers hired and the cost of the technology involved, providing a more sustainable and environmentally-solution.
The easy-to-implement software requires no coding knowledge on behalf of the client, while workforce training takes as little one day. On a day-to-day basis, Aeriu enables warehouse employees to scan barcodes by operating a drone via a smartphone, thereby reducing the physical work involved and minimizing the likelihood of work-place injuries.
Growing at pace: From startup to global player
Founded in the spring of 2017 by a tightly-knit group of friends who have known each other since high school, the Hungarian startup is about to usher in a new era of ecommerce. As CEO Gergely Ellenrieder explains, they were jarred by the defunct, inadequate procedures prevailing in the sector. It seemed only reasonable to come up with an inventory software that uses drones instead of expensive, hard-to-replace workers prone to make mistakes.
E-commerce is one of the most-competitive sectors. Aeriu caused a stir on the scene in less than two years, quick to attract the attention of investors. The first to rely on commercial drones – as opposed to specialized aircraft – the Hungarian startup is about to make it big on the international scene.