Significant Demand for Professional Desktop 3D Printers for the Enterprise Fuels Growth in Reseller Network
(Cambridge) – March 28, 2017 - Ultimaker, the leading open source 3D printer manufacturer, announced today a substantial expansion of its network of channel partners in North America. Less than a year after establishing a U.S. headquarters, resellers of Ultimaker’s desktop 3D printer have increased by 350%. As a new version of its industry-leading product was rolled out in 2016 – the Ultimaker 3 – companies across industries such as automotive, aerospace, health care, education and more have integrated Ultimaker’s accessible 3D printing solutions into key strategic business outputs like rapid prototypes, end-use parts and concept models.
“The launch of the Ultimaker 3 marked a significant milestone in our expansion into the professional and enterprise space. To meet the growing demand for Ultimaker printers in the marketplace, we’ve strategically built out our channel partner network across the U.S. and Canada,” said John Kawola, President of Ultimaker, North America. “We are replicating the success that Ultimaker has had in the European market by setting up our North American headquarters in Boston, as well as an office in New York City, and by partnering with trusted resellers.”
In North America, Ultimaker now has 26 resellers including Dynamism, Matterhackers, Stemfinity, 3D Universe, Adafruit, MCM Electronics, Technology Education Concepts, Inc. and DELRAY Systems, and continues to expand its network of partners. With this broad channel strategy, Ultimaker can make products available locally, but more significantly, to offer the highest-level of local service and support due to an intensive reseller training program.
Momentum has been strong for Ultimaker in North America since its U.S. headquarters opened in April of 2016. In addition to the availability of the Ultimaker 3, the company launched the Pioneer Program, promoting 3D printing across all levels of education, and announced four new materials specific to industrial-grade printing.
Ultimaker have been in operation since 2011, and over the years have grown to become a market-leader; creating powerful, professional, accessible desktop 3D printers. With offices in the Netherlands, New York and Boston, plus production facilities in both Europe and the US, Ultimaker’s team of over 200 employees continually strive to offer the highest-quality 3D printers, software and materials on the market. Their growing community of over 24,000 active members enables creators and innovators across the globe to connect and be inspired.