German RepRap Establishes a Presence in Northern Ireland Through Partnership With Believe 3D Printing
In its six years of existence, German RepRap has established quite a global presence, with resellers on four continents, and the company’s reach is continuously expanding. The latest reseller to be added to German RepRap’s network is Northern Ireland’s Believe 3D Printing, a 3D printing service bureau and retailer founded in 2014. Until now, Believe 3D Printing’s printer stock consisted of 3D Systems‘ CubePro line, so the addition of German RepRap dramatically increases their inventory and marks their official expansion into the industrial 3D printing sector.
Believe 3D Printing now carries all four of German RepRap’s models: the x1000, the x150, the x350 Pro and the x400 Pro. The partnership makes Believe 3D German RepRap’s first value added reseller in either Northern Ireland or the Republic.
“We already have a number of customers there that have received our products from Germany,” said Florian Bautz, Managing Director of German RepRap. “With Believe 3D Printing our existing and prospective customers now have a local contact as well. We are confident this will further increase our market share for 3D printers.”
For Believe 3D Printing, German RepRap’s open source policy was a big sell, along with the quality of their industrial 3D printers. There’s no shortage of case studies extolling German RepRap for the myriad ways in which their printers have made product development easier for a number of companies, and a visit to the company’s facility confirmed the rumors for Believe 3D.
“After an initial visit to Munich to meet German RepRap and see their facility and machinery, we were very impressed with all the machines build quality and the overall Strategic business direction of German RepRap focusing on Industrial 3D Printing,” said Richard Curry, Managing Director of Believe 3D Printing. “That makes a perfect match for our companies’ strategic goals and target markets.”
The partnership with German RepRap is part of what Believe 3D Printing plans to be a larger expansion. The young company, which was founded two years ago, is looking to increase their presence in Northern Ireland, and the addition of such a prominent brand to their stock should help them to draw in a wider pool of customers, particularly in the industrial 3D printing sector.
“Our plans for the future involve expanding from our current base in Fermanagh and opening a showroom and new offices in the center of Belfast, which will enable us to better service our current clients and offer on-site demonstrations and training of the machinery and software to new and current customers from Northern Ireland and Ireland,” said Curry. “With German RepRap we hope to grow the business and make Believe 3D Printing and German RepRap the number one 3D printer and 3D printing supplier in Ireland and the UK.”
Discuss further in the make Believe 3D Printing forum over at 3DPB.com.
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