Merger with Microdrones Brings More R&D Possibilities for Schübeler

For more than 20 years, Schübeler Technologies GmbH has been establishing its global presence as a premier manufacturer of advanced electric propulsion systems and lightweight airframe structures. Schübeler Technologies’ products are designed to withstand extreme conditions and demanding field use, providing thrust power and lightweight durability to high tech applications, including professional motorsports and heavy-duty outdoor equipment.


Late last year, Schübeler Technologies was excited to complete a merger with Microdrones, the developer of the world’s first commercial-grade unmanned VTOL aircraft. However, the 2018 merger wasn’t the beginning for these two German manufacturers, nor Schübeler Technologies’ early initiation into the world of UAVs. Their history spans almost 15 years when inventor Udo Jürss created a prototype quadcopter drone that gained much notoriety for its viability in a variety of applications, and he, along with algorithmic master Jan Wendel and Schübeler Technologies founder and aerodynamic expert Daniel Schübeler founded Microdrones in 2005.


Since then, Microdrones has grown exponentially to provide fully integrated systems for surveying, mapping, LiDAR and inspection applications used in the construction, mining, energy, agriculture and infrastructure industries. While he remained a continuous development partner with Microdrones after its founding, Schübeler chose to focus on his own company. Since 1997, Schübeler Technologies has expanded their operations and increased their capabilities to optimize performance, developing and producing efficient drive technology and lightweight components, including a CFRP axial fan for the sports and hobby sector, ultralight and high-efficiency lithium batteries, and other innovative and robust solutions that meet the extreme demands of professional motorsports and UAV applications. From conception and design to feasibility studies and manufacturing, Schübeler Technologies provides custom-made turnkey solutions that meet the most exacting requirements.


As a pioneering founder, Daniel Schübeler remains dedicated to the advancement of UAV technology. The merger of the two companies unites the talent, technology, expertise and investment capabilities of both Microdrones and Schübeler Technologies to propel UAVs to new heights—a dynamic scenario for continued success. From powerful turbofans, jets, compressors, pumps, electric motors, carbon fiber and aluminum composites, Microdrones now has unparalleled access to a full lineup of robust elements to distinguish their advanced UAV systems further.


Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, President of Microdrones, looks to focus on the future development of drones, stating, "We want to offer our customers new aerospace technologies and capabilities in the form of next-generation unmanned aerial vehicles."


"The merger is very close to my heart, but it also makes practical sense.  Now we can combine the knowledge we’ve gained over the past twenty years from both companies", says Schübeler. "The combination of our teams will lead to astonishing solutions in the years to come."


With this merger, Schübeler Technologies will retain its brand but combine services in the areas of ​​administration, organization and international sales while expanding Microdrones’ UAV technology capabilities. Schübeler will also continue to develop other existing spaces such as aircraft model building, customer-specific research, and development projects to serve its various niche audiences, including serious aeromodelling enthusiasts.



Have a Merry Christmas and a great 2019. We will be back with a small crew on January 2nd and with full capacity on January 7th 2019

Dear customers,

At the Jet Power 2018 we showed the new 80mm DS-38-AXI HDS fan, the new 110mm DS-68-AXI HDS and last but not least the powerful DS-51-DIA HST with up to 76N of thrust. All fans are available and in production. In the coming weeks we will publish more information about these products on our website and in the shop. You can get a preview of the fans in our Facebook postings around the 2018 Jet Power fair. Don´t hesitate to contact us by email if you want to order these fans.

Siegen, Germany- As part of ongoing global expansion, Microdrones is proud to announce a merger with Schübeler Technologies. Since its founding in 1997, Schübeler has built a global business by providing advanced fan propulsion jets and lightweight composite materials fabrication. 


Offering a full product lineup of robust turbo fans, jets, compressors, pumps, electric motors, carbon fiber and aluminum composites, Schübeler products are designed to withstand extreme conditions and demanding field use. These components provide thrust power and lightweight durability to high tech applications including UAVs, professional motorsports and heavy duty outdoor equipment. 

Schübeler will held the 3rd EDF-Meeting Mitte together with the MFC Scherfede on August 25th and 26th 2018. The meeting will take place at the nice flying field of the MFC Scherfede.

First arrivals are possible on Friday, Camping at the site is no problem but please let us know before.

The flying site has two strips in all 4 directions, first flights on Friday are ok, the main event will be held on Saturday and Sunday however. You can fly all kind of electrically driven jets.

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