Ultimaker, Leading 3D Printer Manufacturer, Sees 3.5x Increase in North American Channel Partnerships
Significant Demand for Professional Desktop 3D Printers for the Enterprise Fuels Growth in Reseller Network
Ultimaker, the leading open source 3D printer manufacturer, announced today a substantial expansion of its network of channel partners in North America. Less than a year after establishing a U.S. headquarters, resellers of Ultimaker’s desktop 3D printer have increased by 350%. As a new version of its industry-leading product was rolled out in 2016 – the Ultimaker 3 – companies across industries such as automotive, aerospace, health care, education and more have integrated Ultimaker’s accessible 3D printing solutions into key strategic business outputs like rapid prototypes, end-use parts and concept models.
The launch of the Ultimaker 3 marked a significant milestone in our expansion into the professional and enterprise space. To meet the growing demand for Ultimaker printers in the marketplace, we’ve strategically built out our channel partner network across the U.S. and Canada. We are replicating the success that Ultimaker has had in the European market by setting up our North American headquarters in Boston, as well as an office in New York City, and by partnering with trusted resellers.
In North America, Ultimaker now has 26 resellers including Dynamism, Matterhackers, Stemfinity, 3D Universe, Adafruit, MCM Electronics, Technology Education Concepts, Inc. and DELRAY Systems, and continues to expand its network of partners. With this broad channel strategy, Ultimaker can make products available locally, but more significantly, to offer the highest-level of local service and support due to an intensive reseller training program.
Momentum has been strong for Ultimaker in North America since its U.S. headquarters opened in April of 2016. In addition to the availability of the Ultimaker 3, the company launched the Pioneer Program, promoting 3D printing across all levels of education, and announced four new materials specific to industrial-grade printing.
Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europa and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.