Stratasys Asia Pacific is opening a local office in Singapore, the manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production announced on 1 October.
Stratasys Asia Pacific is a subsidiary of Stratasys. Stratasys is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and Rehovot, Israel.
The company said its new office in Singapore will enable it to meet the demands of its Asean-based customers and the local 3D printing market.
The company is responding to the Singapore government's support of the industry with an investment of S$500 million over the next five years under its "Future of Manufacturing" programme. This programme is designed to drive the development and adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies.
The new local operation allows Stratasys to capture this opportunity, the company said in an announcement.
"Adoption of 3D printing, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, has increased significantly in the past few years," said Stratasys' Jonathan Jaglom, General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan. "In addition to Singapore, other governments, including China and Japan, have also stated their support for the industry. We expect adoption to grow in the region. As an industry leader, we strive to continue offering cutting-edge technologies, helping to shape the industry's innovation and service excellence standards."
Stratasys has been serving customers in Southeast Asia and in particular, in Singapore, for many years.
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