The MakerBot Asia Pacific & Japan (MakerBot APJ) division is set to boost local operations and expand the availability of Stratasys and MakerBot products on the 3D printing market.
Stratasys will support the new division through its already established presence in the region.
“Asia is an important market for desktop 3D printing with great opportunities in verticals that are a strategic priority for MakerBot such as education, engineering and design. Stratasys has the local expertise, infrastructure and customer relationships that we believe will help us expand our presence in the region. This is another step in our efforts to take advantage of synergies with Stratasys to grow our business internationally and accelerate the adoption of desktop 3D printing around the world,” said Jonathan Jaglom, CEO of MakerBot, in a press release.
MakerBot APJ will be led by Shiry Saar, who has now been appointed General Manager and will be based in Stratasys’ Hong Kong headquarters, operating under Stratasys.
“I am excited to lead MakerBot APJ to facilitate the adoption of MakerBot 3D Printers in the region. MakerBot and Stratasys both cater to the education and professional verticals and I believe that our collaboration will allow us to better serve these customers with a comprehensive product portfolio. I look forward to working closely with Stratasys’ local teams to extend MakerBot’s leading role in the desktop 3D printing industry to the Asia Pacific region,” said Shiry Saar, General Manager of MakerBot APJ.
“We believe that MakerBot APJ will allow us to achieve synergy and better serve our customers in the region. There is a strong strategic alignment between Stratasys and MakerBot, and the addition of MakerBot is expected to add significant scale and capabilities to our 3D printing solutions business,” said Omer Krieger, General Manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific.