Roboze Continues Global Expansion with First 3D Printing Distribution Agreement in Asia
Over the last few months, after Italian 3D printing company Roboze appointed Gil Lavi as the Global VP for EMEA expansion, the company has been steadily increasing its global reach, announcing partnerships and expansions into India, the Benelux region, Poland and the Nordic and Balkan regions, and the UK and Ireland, with a goal to expand to the United States as well. Today, the company is making its move into Asia, and announced its first Asian distribution agreement, with YES01 (Young-il Education System), a leading Korean 3D printer reseller. Roboze will appoint YES01 as its exclusive partner in Korea, in accordance with the new distribution agreement.
Alessio Lorusso, Roboze founder and CEO, told 3DPrint.com, “The mosaic continues to take shape. We planned our global expansion 2 years ago and from that moment we began to create the right infrastructure in terms of people, resellers, technical trainings and assistance, manufacturing capability in our headquarter in Bari. In Roboze we develop everything about our machines and we produce something like 70% of all components of our machines, thanks to our know how in different types of industrial technologies like Mig-Mag / TIg soldering, CNC works, Extrusion processes. All this permitted us to grow fast and respond quickly to the changes and development of this fast-growing sector. We are glad that super technological country like South-Korea in the figure of YES01 company, decided to distribute in large scale our advanced additive manufacturing machines and techno-polymers.”
YES01, established in 1997, is an equipment manufacturer, and a training and educational equipment supplier for vocational and technical institutions that train people for the automotive, electronics, automation, renewable energy, and welding industries. It offers equipment and training services like gas and diesel engines, engine simulators, refrigeration trainers, pneumatic simulation software, and a DLP 3D printer. Now, it will be able to add Roboze’s 3D printers, like its industrial Roboze One +400.
Lavi said, “Korea is a strategic region for any 3D printing company that wishes to reach out to leading manufacturers in Automotive, Electronics and other leading industrial segments. We are honored to launch our business in Asia in Korea, especially with a large and experience company like YES01. Together, we plan to approach heavy and professional users of 3D printing technologies, and offer them new break-through capabilities which are not available today in the market. We will help them to implement our FFF 3D printing solutions in manufacturing, supporting their long term mission to reduce costs, speed up design and functional testing processes, and above all to digitize manufacturing by producing end use metal replacement parts.”
YES01, in accordance with a long-term strategy to give its customers the most advanced technological solutions, sells 3D printing solutions to local industries, as well as higher education institutes. Adding Roboze products, like its patent-pending HVP extruder, to its existing inventory will help YES01’s 3D printing customers implement more advanced technologies to their existing manufacturing processes, such as making durable parts for functional testing using one of Roboze’s 13 different advanced techno-polymers.
“The Roboze 3D printers process and transformed digital files into physical objects consist of several advanced technical materials with real accuracy. The Roboze offer will support 3D printing as a potential intended for creating a new production system that could trigger a disruptive force within the market,” Ilaria Guicciardini, Roboze Marketing Manager, told 3DPrint.com. “We are bringing a change in the use of 3D printing, taking it from concepts production and rapid prototyping, to functional prototyping and digital manufacturing proper, with ad hoc solutions designed for SMEs and professionals in the world. A market such as South Korea, could not stay unmoved to such a tool and working with a skilled and qualified company as YES01 can only make us very excited.”
Roboze has been focused on building up its distribution channels across EMEA, thanks to Lavi’s help, and as planned, are now moving on to APJ (Asia Pacific Japan) and NA (North America).
YES01 is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. The company, together with Roboze, will be at the INTERMOLD 2017 trade show in Kintex, Korea, and plan to demonstrate Roboze’s FFF 3D printing technology at the show, March 7-11.
Y.J. Park, YES01 President and CEO, said, “We are excited to partner with Roboze and bring its one-of-a-kind 3D printing technology to the Korea market. Roboze solutions will help us to support our customers in the adoption of 3D printing for advanced design and manufacturing applications. We believe Roboze solutions will serve this purpose well.”
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