Leapfrog 3D Printers partners up with Ricoh Europe
Leapfrog 3D Printers and Ricoh Europe announced a distribution partnership today: Ricoh Europe will become an official reseller of the Leapfrog 3D Printers 3D printing portfolio in Europe. The partnership with Ricoh Europe excellently fits into Leapfrog 3D Printers’ strategic intent, focused on providing solutions to specific user groups.
Mathijs Kossen, CEO of Leapfrog 3D Printers remarked: “Ricoh Europe shares our mission of adding real value for businesses and schools by providing them with a combination of the right tools and services. Besides high quality 3D printers, we therefore also offer complete solutions that provide a customized mix of 3D printing hardware, software, print materials, and learning platforms to different user groups. I am very pleased that Ricoh will now add their state-of-the-art support and training services to this mix. ”
Today’s news follows previous major distribution partnerships that Leapfrog 3D Printers has announced. On January 7th, 2015, Leapfrog 3D Printers launched a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Europe at the International CES held in Las Vegas.
Both Leapfrog 3D Printers as well as Ricoh are well established in the engineering and education markets. Previous partnerships of Leapfrog 3D Printers with schools have resulted in the development of full curricula for 3D printing and design for primary as well as high schools. Market research performed by the Dutch company led to several publications into how different user groups add value for their business by using desktop 3D printing. The latest publication on the added value of desktop 3D printing for engineering is available as a free download from: https://www.lpfrg.com/news/press .
Olivier Vriesendorp, Director, Product Marketing, Ricoh Europe commented on the partnership, "As 3D printer capabilities develop, Ricoh customers in Europe are beginning to evaluate the role that this potentially game-changing technology can play in their organisations. This partnership with Leapfrog 3D Printers combines its award-winning range of 3D printers with Ricoh’s strengths in providing comprehensive service, from IT services to consultation, installation, training and support, to help customers apply 3D printing technology in their business. Today is the first step in the development of Ricoh’s 3D printing business in Europe. As customer demand for 3D print steadily increases, we will continue to evolve our products and services to meet their needs.
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