[Numbers] What are the sales figures of Chinese DJI and Parrot in 2016?

by bold-lichterman

  • $ 1.5 billion in 2016 (+ 50% compared to 2015)

  • $ 1 billion in 2015 (+ 100%)

  • $ 500 million in 2014 (+ 285%)

  • $ 130 million in 2013

Created in 2006 by Frank Wang in Shenzen, China, DJI sells drones to the general public. It is today the leader on the world market with 1.5 billion dollars of turnover in 2016 and more than 3,300 employees.

In this market, the French Parrot designs, develops and markets high-tech wireless products. It is particularly known for its civilian drones. In 2016, according to the estimates of the company founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, the total turnover amounted to 259 million euros, with a loss amounting to 108 million euros. In 2015, the turnover was 326 million euros.

This turnover is below the expectations of the group, which is pushing it to reduce its workforce, while at the beginning of 2016, in the 5th edition of the Top 100 digital companies that recruit the most, Parrot rose to the in third place. 290 people are concerned, including 150 people in France. This would allow Parrot to save 45 million euros.

Parrot is about to sell its automotive division, Parrot Automative at Faurecia, a French group that develops auto components and equipment for car manufacturers.

Sources: Agefi, DJI, Jon Erlichman, Parrot

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