Leading 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has opened new offices in Singapore in order to meet the growing demand for Ultimaker 3D printers in the APAC region. Benjamin Tan, former Channel Director at Dassault Systèmes, has been appointed as Vice President Asia Pacific at Ultimaker in Singapore.
Ultimaker has grown in just seven years to become a global market leader with the most powerful, professional and accessible desktop 3D printers. Jos Burger, CEO at Ultimaker, says: "3D printing is not only used for prototyping anymore. It is a reliable and accessible technique that is now causing the next revolution in manufacturing. This is already visible in the strong business cases from leading global companies, such as Volkswagen, Ford, Jabil, Decathlon and Bosch. These enterprises all use Ultimaker 3D printers to work smarter and speed up their innovation. We see a growing demand for Ultimaker 3D printers in the APAC region from similar enterprise clients and innovative SMEs. By opening office facilities in Singapore, we can better manage these demands locally, and support our well-established APAC Sales Partner Network in taking the next step in accelerating the world's transition to local digital manufacturing. I am very happy to have Benjamin Tan on board in Singapore. His long-standing experience and impressive network in the industry make him the right person for this role."
Benjamin Tan, Vice President APAC at Ultimaker, sees a strong potential for developing 3D printing as an industry in the region. "There is a greater understanding of additive manufacturing in Asia Pacific. And, as per Wohlers Report, AP is poised to take a 30% share of the global 3D printing space. We will leverage our business development efforts to target AP multinationals, and work closely with them to improve the supply chain. It is not only the perfect alignment between accessible and reliable hardware, software, and materials that distinguishes Ultimaker from all of its competitors. The open, innovative spirit of its employees and strong Sales Partner Network has also contributed in bringing the company to its global leading position. I am very happy to be part of this team."