DKSH and EnvisionTEC Sign First Distribution Agreement for Five Countries in Asia

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DKSH and EnvisionTEC Sign First Distribution Agreement for Five Countries in Asia

DKSH Holding Ltd. Date: February 3, 2015

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, and the German company EnvisionTEC, have signed a distribution agreement for EnvisionTEC’s 3D printing solutions and rapid prototyping systems for Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Zurich, February 3, 2015 – DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies, and EnvisionTEC, a world leader in 3D printer manufacturing, specializing in rapid prototyping equipment and materials, have entered into a strategic partnership. DKSH provides EnvisionTEC with marketing, sales and after-sales services in Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

EnvisionTEC develops and manufactures professional grade 3D printers, software and 3D printing materials for a wide variety of applications. They offer customer-specific solutions for sectors such as design, industry, dental, orthodontic, medical device and micro- and bio-technology.

EnvisionTEC 3D printing solutions will be installed in laboratories or clinics and used by design producers, manufacturers of hearing aids and industrial goods as well as jewelry companies. EnvisionTEC proprietary RP tools perform with high accuracy, speed and functionality being backed by its recognized intellectual property. EnvisionTEC holds over 90 patents and pending patent applications worldwide.

Sobhi Aris, Vice President of Asia Sales and New Market Development, EnvisionTEC, stated: “DKSH is going to be a strong partner to expand our distribution channels in Asia. This agreement represents an opportunity for mutual growth and we look forward to working with DKSH to broaden our market share in their region.”

“It is a privilege for us to partner with a highly innovative company like EnvisionTEC. Thanks to our unmatched Asian footprint, we can leverage our size, experience and industry know-how to provide tailored services and exceptional distribution opportunities for EnvisionTEC,” commented Hanno Elbraechter, Head Business Unit Technology, DKSH.

The agreement between DKSH and EnvisionTEC will further strengthen DKSH’s market position and contribute to the Group’s overall profitability.

About EnvisionTEC

EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of 3D printing solutions for the rapid manufacture of customized products utilizing its proprietary consumables across a variety of markets. Since its first patent submission in 1999, EnvisionTEC has developed and released 3D print solutions consisting of 3D printers, print materials, replacement parts as well as training and other services. EnvisionTEC’s proprietary, multi- platform technology delivers high precision, surface quality and functionality as well as the ability to use a wide range of materials at production speeds that it believes are superior to those offered by its competitors. With 18 U.S. patents and 91 foreign patents, EnvisionTEC works with a strong customer and partner base in diverse sectors such as jewelry, hearing aid, dental, consumer, auto manufacturing and design companies.

 

About DKSH

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term “Market Expansion Services” suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets.Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 735 business locations in35 countries – 710 of them in Asia – and 27,200 specialized staff, DKSHgenerated net sales of CHF 9.6 billion in 2013.

DKSH Business Unit Technology is the leading provider of Market Expansion Services covering a broad range of capital investment goods and analytical instruments. The Business Unit offers total solutions for agricultural, hospitality and infrastructure equipment, scientific instrumentation, industrial materials and supplies, precision and textile machinery, semiconductor, photovoltaic and electronics and specialized industrial applications. The service portfolio includes product sourcing, market entry consultancy, marketing, sales, application engineering and after-sales services like installations, maintenance and repairs. With 85 business locations in 17 countries and around 1,250 specialized staff, including 450 service engineers, Business Unit Technology generated net sales of CHF 360 million in 2013.

 

For Further information please contact:

DKSH

Viviane Notter Communications Manager Business Unit Technology

Phone +41 44 386 7294

viviane.notter@dksh.com

EnvsionTEC

Jenna Franklin

Marketing and Event Coordinator

+1 313 436 4300

jfranklin@envisiontec.com 

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