Agricultural drone maker XAG plans domestic listing
XAG Co Ltd, an agricultural technology company focusing on manufacturing of agricultural drones, will likely list on the domestic stock market in the near future, according to the top executive.
Founded in 2007 in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, XAG has developed smart agriculture solutions that innovatively integrate drones, unmanned ground vehicles, internet of things and artificial intelligence to help millions of farmers increase crop efficiency.
"We are not only a drone maker, but a Chinese agricultural high-tech company. So we are more likely to enter the domestic financing market," said Peng.
According to Peng, XAG has met all requirements for launching the IPO on the science and technology innovation board, or the STAR board. However, he did not release a timetable for the IPO launching.
"Our ultimate goal is to create a smart agriculture ecosystem in which all the repetitive, tedious, and dangerous jobs are handed over to drones and robots, therefore farmers can focus on the process of decision making with the aid of big data and AI," said Peng.
Peng made the remarks on Thursday, after the company launched a series of new types of agricultural drones and AI and big data solutions during its annual conference.
As of November, the company has served 9.31 million farmers, covering 52 hectares of farming lands across 42 countries and regions.
According to Peng, XAG's business in 2020 is expected to increase by 2.5 times over the previous year.
"The business growth was mainly driven by China's huge potential market for intelligent agricultural solutions and facilities," said Peng.