Stratasys Expands Partnership with Ricoh NZ
For immediate release
Auckland, 03 July 2017
Stratasys Expands Partnership
with Ricoh NZ to
Drive 3D Printing Adoption in New Zealand
Helps local organisations accelerate
transformation to digital manufacturing
and maximise business opportunities
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 3 July, 2017 – Stratasys Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced today it has expanded its partnership with Ricoh New Zealand Ltd. (Ricoh New Zealand), a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd. Japan. Ricoh will be representing the entire Stratasys products, in addition to the existing MakerBot products, together strengthening the availability of their 3D printing products in New Zealand and driving 3D printing adoption in New Zealand, helping local organisations accelerate their transformation to digital manufacturing and maximise business potentials.
Ricoh New Zealand 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 organisations ranging from government departments and education to enterprise and SMBs. Combined with Stratasys’ expertise in the 3D printing domain and comprehensive suite of professional 3D printing solutions and materials, the partnership will 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.”
A sentiment echoed by 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 3D printing 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.