3D Systems has acquired Chinese 3D printing sales and service provider Easyway Design and Manufacture Co, including its wholly owned subsidiaries comprising the Easyway Group.

Easyway has key operations in Shanghai, Wuxi, Beijing, Guangdong and Chongqing. The new company will be called 3D Systems China.

‘We are excited to become part of 3D Systems, a leading provider of the most complete portfolio of 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today,’ said May Zhou, general manager, Easyway, who will lead the new company. ‘We plan to leverage our collective knowledge and experience for the benefit of our customers by building a stronger local presence and immediately delivering the full range of 3DS products throughout China.’

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Easyway has long-term relationships with leading Chinese automotive, medical and consumer goods companies, including VW, Nissan, Philips, Omron, Black & Decker, Panasonic and Honeywell.

‘We are thrilled to join forces with Easyway and together expand our business in China,’ said Avi Reichental, president and CEO, 3DS. ’With operations in key Chinese cities and well-established 3D printing sales and service bureau operations, Easyway represents the cornerstone of our expansion plans for China.’

“We believe that the strong relationship and strategic fit between our companies, combined with Easyway’s on-the-ground infrastructure, coverage and deep customer relationships, could present significant benefits for our customers, sizeable growth opportunities for us and long term value for our shareholders,” added Reichental.

This story is reprinted from material from 3D Systems, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.