Tinkerine Studios Ltd., the Canadian manufacturer of desktop 3D printers and creator of a 3D printing educational curriculum, has just entered into a distribution agreement with PRECISE Group, a 3D printing service and distribution company from the United Arab Emirates that operates throughout the Middle Eastern and North African markets to offer 3D printer products, and online training support.
The agreement with Tinkerine means PRECISE Group will now offer to its customers a complete 3D printing bundle, which includes Tinkerine’s Ditto Pro 3D printer and software, high purity filament, and online training support and educational content through Tinkerine U.
“Our goal is to be the one stop for 3D printing and services in the Middle East region, as we cater to different segments of the market,” says Lothar Hohmann, President of PRECISE Group. “I strongly believe that our partnership will allow us to grow into the educational sector with Tinkerine – their STEAM-based Tinkerine U platform and the award winning Ditto Pro 3D printer. We will be providing technical support and service in our region to complement Tinkerine’s offerings through our dedicated online platform specializing in 3D printing and solutions – The3DBee.com.”
PRECISE Group distributes to 100 direct retail stores across the Middle East, and the company says it plans to add another 60 by the end of 2015.
PRECISE’s online platform, The3DBee.com, specializes in 3D printing solutions and providing a user-friendly customer experience by enabling customers to purchase a full suite of 3D products and solutions.
“We continue to penetrate strategic markets and win new customers by offering a higher quality 3D printing experience than our competitors. PRECISE Group provides the retail outlets and professional services to support Tinkerine in the region,” says Tinkerine CEO Eugene Suyu. “Educators globally are demanding STEAM based educational content to support the next generation of learners, engineers, and designers. Tinkerine U is the global platform to deliver this content to virtually anyone in the world.”
PRECISE Group started out as producers of personalization products like 2D and 3D Crystal Laser Engraving, and they also specialize in custom manufacturing of corporate gifts.
Hohmann says PRECISE Group was an early adopter of 3D printing technology in the Middle East, and they serve as the exclusive distributor of 3D products from the likes of 3Doodler, Ultimaker, XYZprinting, and Tinkerine in the region. PRECISE’s products are designed in a dedicated production facility in Dubai Investment Park and the company is made up of six business verticals.
Tinkerine manufactures and sells desktop 3D printers, content, and software for the consumer and education markets such as the Ditto Pro, Ditto+, and Litto 3D printers. The company also produces an integrated 3D software suite and offers Tinkerine U, their 3D educational content and online training platform.
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