Ricoh New Zealand to Sell Stratasys 3D Printers

Ricoh is continuing to expand into the 3D-printer market, with Stratasys Asia Pacific reporting yesterday that it’s expanded its partnership with Ricoh New Zealand. Under the partnership, Ricoh will be representing the entire line of Stratasys products, in addition to existing MakerBot products, in New Zealand.

Ricoh New Zealand says it offers added value to the Stratasys partner network with its long-standing experience in offering office imaging, production printing, IT services, and document solutions to organizations ranging from government departments and education to enterprises and small and mid-size businesses. Combined with Stratasys’ expertise in the 3D printing domain and comprehensive suite of professional 3D-printing solutions and materials, the partnership is said to” spearhead Stratasys’ commitment to demonstrate the versatile applications of 3D-printing solutions—from multi-material and multi-functional prototypes and customised tools to end-use production parts—to organisations and local businesses in the market.”

 “Additive manufacturing has been recognised as one of the technologies integral for companies to realize industry 4.0, and we are committed to equipping customers with the most suitable 3D-printing solution, from a desktop printer up to production system, helping them innovate and maximise efficiency with the support of trusted local partners,” commented Shiry Saar, ANZ Manager for Stratasys. “We are confident that this partnership will help us understand the local information technology and industrial automation landscape in New Zealand, thereby helping more companies optimise production capabilities and expand business opportunities.”

According to Ricoh New Zealand Managing Director Mike Pollok: “Partnering with an industry leader like Stratasys allows us to offer the latest 3D printing technologies for professional and industrial users; thus fulfilling our commitment to continue to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth.

“Ricoh New Zealand views this partnership as a meeting of minds, as both companies are committed to making our clients’ businesses smarter, simpler, faster, leaner and more sustainable.”

Stratasys and channel partners will continue to offer comprehensive 3D0printing solutions and vertical applications to companies across key sectors, including automotive, education, medical, consumer goods and electronics, facilitating businesses to expedite their design and manufacturing processes.

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