3D scanner developer Fuel3D announced at the IFA 2015 that it has signed a distribution deal with UFP Deutschland GmbH, a pan-European distributor of computing and printing equipment and supplies.
The companies will initially aim to grow sales of the SCANIFY 3D scanner in Germany, Austria and the Benelux region, to be followed by expansion into additional European countries.
With sales in excess of £800 million per year, UFP represents many of the world’s largest brands, including HP, 3DSystems, Creaform, Lexmark, Brother, Canon, Epson, Samsung, Xerox, Oki, Kyocera and Konica Minolta. In response to growing demand, the company has recently built out a new 3D printing and scanning division.
“We are delighted to welcome Fuel3D to the UFP family, and look forward to bringing the benefits of 3D scanning to our customers across Europe,” said Joerg Reimann, Director 3D, UFP Deutschland. “We see a strong future in the 3D printing and scanning market, and it is our goal to partner with the leading manufacturers in this space.”
SCANIFY is a handheld, point-and-shoot 3D scanner, designed to capture high-resolution, color 3D models of objects in in under 0.1 seconds. SCANIFY is designed for use across a range of 3D applications, including 3D printing and personalization, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art and animation.
“We are excited at the prospect of working with a major distributor like UFP,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “We are seeing strong demand for SCANIFY across the world, and working with strong partners in key markets like Europe is key to our continued growth.”