The Grand Opening of the Zortrax Store, which is the first store of its kind in Poland, took place on 24th October in Krakow. The opening was attended by hundreds of guests from the business and technology sector as well as journalists and 3D printing enthusiasts.
The Zortrax Store is a compilation of store, showroom, service point and training place. This all-in-one spot is also a 3DHUB – a place where everyone can order a 3D printed model. Zortrax owners decided to create a place where people can buy a printer and learn more about the 3D printing technology.
Opening a stationery 3D printing store is another step currently in development at Zortrax. It is also a way to introduce 3D printing to the public. The company plans on launching new devices in the first half of 2015 as well as expanding their research departments both in Poland and Asia. According to CEO Rafal Tomasiak Zortrax is planning to list on the stock market.
“By choosing Krakow for our first 3D printing store in Poland, we meant to find a spot where innovation and business are intertwined. Krakow is a place of developed startup environment. It gives possibility of cooperation with most interesting designers and specialists”, said Karolina Bołądź, COO at Zortrax.
The Zortrax project started in 2011 and developed – thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign launched in May 2013 – into a cooperation with a leading PC manufacturer in January 2014. Within several months it became a part of the global 3D printing market.
“Industrial machinery sector is stable and it’s growing. SOHO and SMB market is about to dominate diminishing DIY sector. Zortrax’s plan is to develop in this emerging sector”, said Tomasz Drosio, CFO at Zortrax.