Some companies expand slowly and steadily, gradually increasing their reach over a wider amount of territory. Others explode outwards all at once, rolling across continents in a matter of months or even weeks. Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze is one of the latter – lately they’ve been expanding at a startling rate. Since the appointment of Gil Lavi as VP Sales and Business Development, the company has been laser-focused on the development of international business. They’ve been growing rapidly in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, with expansion into the Balkans in July and into six more regions just a few weeks ago.
Now, Roboze has announced that they’ve gone beyond the EMEA region for the first time. Thanks to a partnership with Hyderabad-based VSD Enterprise, Roboze’s products will now be sold in the Indian market.
“Today we mark an important mile stone in the history of Roboze,” said Alessio Lorusso, Roboze Founder and CEO. “We feel that now, in the peak of our successful distribution channel deployment in EMEA, is the right time to move ahead and expand to new promising regions, bringing our advanced 3d printing solutions to professional users across the world. India, a fast adopting market of new technologies, will be [a] great start for us.”
VSD Enterprise is a spinoff of medical supplies company Rucha Chemtech, which also provides mechanical and chemical engineering solutions to the defense industry. The partnership marks VSD’s entry into the 3D printing market; they will resell Roboze’s popular Roboze One and Roboze One+400 printers, as well as operating as a service bureau and providing training in 3D design and reverse engineering.
“We are excited to partner with Roboze – one of the most innovative companies in the market today. We plan to use our immense industry expertise in devising solutions to the current Prototyping & additive manufacturing needs of our customers,” said Yogendra Srivastava, Director of Sales and Marketing at VSD Enterprise.
Roboze burst into the 3D printing industry last year with the introduction of the Roboze One, which they stated was Italy’s first professional 3D printer. They followed that up with the Roboze One+400 earlier this year, turning heads with their patented beltless printing technology and advanced material capabilities – namely, the ability to print with PEEK and PEI materials, previously almost unheard of in FDM 3D printing.
“At VSD we will be focusing on providing solutions for the various industries, looking to have an affordable solution on advanced techno-polymers such as PEI (Ultem), PEEK, Carbon Fiber, Polycarbonate and Nylon, concentrating on metal replacement, weight reduction, prototyping applications in industries such as Defence, Automotive and Aerospace,” continued Srivastava. “Thus making the Indian market capable enough and confident enough of their product during their conceptualization stage, there for in-turn fueling the concept of the Make In India campaign.”
It’s doubtful that Roboze will stop expanding here. If they keep going at their current pace, pretty soon we’ll be seeing them in every corner of the world – and that’s an exciting proposition. Discuss in the Roboze Expansion forum at 3DPB.com.