Founded by 3D industry veterans, 3DZ has already built a strong presence as a leading European distributor of industrial grade 3D printers. With the new division set to officially open in Spain at the end of October, the company is now establishing itself as the largest European distributor of industrial and professional 3D printers, providing top brands such as HP, 3D Systems and Markforged to more EMEA locations than any other company.
With yearly revenues now topping €25 million 3DZ was among the first companies to embrace the AM revolution, with 6 offices now present on the Italian market. The company has since further expanded its reach in the EMEA region with distribution offices located in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Albania and Dubai. The recently opened Dubai office alone has already surpassed $1M in revenues. The new Spanish division is the next set in an ongoing expansion strategy which has now set its sights on additional key territories such as Germany and France.
“Companies from many parts of the EMEA region have come to trust us because we offer our partners a consolidated commercial presence with a strong brand and unified marketing platform – says 3DZ commercial director Sandro Festa.
3DZ Spain kicks off operations with four offices located in Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante and Linares, as a direct result of the commercial partnership with Grupo Sicnova for marketing together in Spain their combined brand portfolio. Thus, the partnership between 3DZ and Grupo Sicnova becomes the Spanish national referent for end users in additive manufacturing for industrial and professional sectors. 3DZ brings brands such as Formlabs, 3D Systems, Markforged y Artec, while Grupo Sicnova brings HP, Ultimaker, B9Creations, Shining 3D, LMI Technologies and Sicnova 3D.
On the other hand 3DZ will also distribute professional grade products from manufacturer Sicnova 3D through its international network, namely large format FFF 3D Printers JCR 1000 and JCR 600 and automated 3D scanner for reverse engineering and quality control Cloneinspector 3D.
Over the years 3DZ has proven its commercial capabilities and unique market expertise by building strong collaborations with local distribution partners and installing AM systems within several high-profile clients. As the AM market continues to grow and heads toward serial production capabilities, companies are becoming aware of the need to consolidate into strong groups which are ideally suited to face the challenges ahead.
“Some of the most important system OEM’s are pushing us to further expand our commercial network – Sandro continues – because they know we have a solid financial foundation, dedicated marketing, more than 10 years of experience in 3D (both hardware and software) and a 24 hour DHL consumable delivery capabilities within 24 hours all over Europe”
3DZ’s workforce has now grown to over 100 people and the company now possesses unrivaled 3D printing industry know how as demonstrated by successful collaborations with advanced engineering companies such as Pedrollo on installation of a 3D Systems Prox800 for prototyping and Weerg on acquiring multiple HP MultiJet Fusion production systems. Other successful ongoing partnerships include a recent application of 3D printing JCR1000 and 3D scanning in the aeronautical sector.
“We have been among the first to believe in 3D printing for the future of manufacturing and we believe we are still just beginning to see the possibilities that these technologies are going to offer – Sandro concludes. “We are always looking to continue to grow and welcome anyone interested in joining our commercial network to visit our website and contact us.”