This development follows Canon’s entry into the 3D printing space in the UK and Ireland in March 2015 under the same agreement, enabling Canon to market, sell and support 3D Systems’ advanced manufacturing 3D printers, including the ProJet 660, 3500 series, 4500, 6000 and 7000.
Through the partnership, customers in Belgium and the Netherlands have access to 3D Systems’ advanced 3D printing technology underpinned by Canon’s exceptional service and support. The partnership reflects Canon’s ongoing growth strategy of expansion into new technology domains that deliver significant value to its diverse customer base.
Focusing on prototyping for rapid product development, Canon will offer the 3D printers to existing customers across the engineering, manufacturing and architectural market segments.
Jeppe Frandsen, Head of Production Printing Group, Canon Europe, said: “I am delighted by the expansion of our agreement with 3D Systems which will allow us to open up new growth opportunities to even more customers.
“By matching 3D Systems’ extensive technology portfolio with Canon’s sales and service capability we are able to fully support our customers and help them to reap the benefits that 3D printing can offer. We have enjoyed a great start in the UK and Ireland earlier this year look forward to building on this success.”
“We are excited to expand our distribution across Belgium and the Netherlands with Canon Europe based on our progress in the UK and Ireland ,” said Michele Marchesan, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, 3D Systems. “Canon is a trusted provider of industry solutions with strong service and support, and we are thrilled to extend our advanced 3D printing technology to a wider range of customers and applications.”
Canon will start selling printers from the 3D Systems advanced manufacturing portfolio in Belgium and the Netherlands at the beginning of September 2015.