Objet to Grow South African Market With DemaPlasTech as Distribution Partner

Oct 26, 2010, 04:14 ET from Objet Geometries Ltd.

REHOVOT, Israel, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Objet Geometries Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with DemaPlasTech Machinery (Pty) Ltd., a provider of total solutions for all injection molding requirements. Located in South Africa, DemaPlasTech will distribute Objet's 3D printing systems nationwide.

The agreement between Objet and DemaPlasTech is an important milestone within Objet strategic plan to enhance its position in this growing market. DemaPlasTech will expand Objet's presence in the region while providing Objet customers with close and superior customer service.  

A comprehensive offering for South African industries

DemaPlasTech is a top distributor and one-stop-shop for injection molding solutions in South Africa. DemaPlasTech's services include complete turnkey and greenfield projects, service and maintenance contracts, electrical panel modernization, PLC upgrades, machine refurbishment and rebuilds, and Scada systems for plant automation and monitoring. DemaPlasTech prides itself on being able to fulfill all of its customers' injection molding needs. Objet's advanced 3D printing systems will complement DemaPlasTech's broad product offering and enable it to provide a proven, high-quality 3D printing solution to its customers.

The cooperation between Objet and DemaPlasTech evolved as a result of the growing demand for 3D printing systems in South Africa. "In recent years, 3D printers have become increasingly popular in industry and in academic institutions in South Africa," commented Jacques Kleynhans, Director of DemaPlasTech. "The advantages of 3D printing brought our customers to the understanding they need to use these systems and implement their applications. With Objet we will cover our customers' needs in this area and build the 3D printing market in South Africa."

Gilad Gans, Executive Vice President at Objet, added: "We are excited to appoint DemaPlasTech as our dedicated distributor in South Africa which we defined as a strategic market for us. Together, we are looking to better attract new customers and open up key market segments. With its excellent customer support capabilities and infrastructure, DemaPlasTech is ideally positioned to grow this market jointly with us."

About DemaPlasTech

DemaPlasTech Machinery Pty Ltd. was established in 2001 after the restructuring of the Mannesmann group of companies and is based in Johannesburg. With over 300 machines installed, the company's motto "One Solution" embodies the passion they have in addressing their customer needs. In addition to representing Sumitomo Demag injection molding machines, they also offer the following quality solutions: Simar – material feed systems, Single – temperature control system, Frigel – heating and cooling, Moditec – granulators, Gamma Meccanica – recycling systems, Matttec – production monitoring, and B&R – shredders.

About Objet Geometries

Objet Geometries Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, provides 3D printing systems that enable manufacturers and industrial designers to reduce cost of product development and dramatically shorten time-to-market of new products.

Objet's ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-dimensional printing systems and materials utilize PolyJet polymer jetting technology, to print ultra-thin 16-micron layers. The market-proven Objet Eden line of 3D Printing Systems and the Objet Alaris30 3D desktop printer are based on Objet's patented office-friendly PolyJet Technology. The Objet Connex multi-material family is based on Objet's PolyJet Matrix Technology, which jets multiple model materials simultaneously and creates composite Digital Materials on the fly. All Objet systems use Objet's FullCure® materials to create accurate, clean, smooth, and highly detailed 3D parts.

Objet systems are in use by customers worldwide, including Fortune 100 companies, in multiple industries such as Education, Medical / Medical Devices & Dental, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, toys, consumer goods, and footwear industries.

Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing global customer base through offices in USA, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong, and a global network of distribution partners. Objet owns more than 50 patents and patent pending inventions. For more information, visit us at www.objet.com.

© 2010 Objet, Quadra, QuadraTempo, PolyJet, FullCure, SHR, Eden, Eden250, Eden260, Eden 260V, Eden330, Eden350, Eden350V, Eden500V, Job Manager, Objet Studio, CADMatrix, Connex, Connex350, Connex500, Alaris, Alaris30, PolyLog, TangoBlack, TangoGray, TangoPlus, TangoBlackPlus, VeroBlue, VeroWhite, VeroBlack, VeroGray, Durus, Digital Materials, Polyjet Matrix and ObjetGreen are trademarks or registered trademarks of Objet Geometries Ltd. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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