Canon expands 3D print offering with full roll-out across EMEA

LONDON, 20th April 2016 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces that it will roll out its 3D print proposition across all European markets, following successful launches in nine territories since March 2015. Through the delivery of 3D printing, the company has been helping customers across the region expand their offerings, achieve faster time to market through rapid prototyping, enhance their sales propositions through concept modelling and improve production line efficiencies.

Thanks to a rising interest in innovative technology solutions, Canon Europe has been experiencing high growth of 3D print solutions within its core markets. Vertical segments including AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) and education industries have been demanding increased speed, agility and choice. Close collaboration with existing customers and in-depth knowledge of their business and technology needs has allowed Canon to deliver the cutting-edge advice, skill development and technology required for clients to realise the 3D opportunity and invest in the future.

The expansion aims to reflect Canon’s commitment to harnessing the opportunity of 3D print for its customers. The brand’s renowned consultation services and customer-centric value proposition offers end-to-end support and guidance for businesses looking to develop their 3D capabilities. Businesses that need the confidence to invest in 3D alongside a trusted partner will find a robust service offering, financing expertise and an expanding product and solutions line.

Canon will continue to provide a broad range of services and solutions to new and existing customers across Europe, with a long-term view to expand into new sectors and verticals.

Sarah Thomas, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham says, “It made perfect sense to partner with Canon for a variety of reasons. Its partnership approach, delivering extensive industry knowledge and support services alongside best-of-breed hardware, has helped to transform our learning environment. Additionally, our students can produce accurate, attractive and well-finished models, helping them push the boundaries of their imagination and creativity. We were extremely impressed with Canon’s customer-centric approach and the tailored advice we received at every step of the process. We trust Canon to provide the best support, advice and technology to meet our needs and the needs of the architects of the future.”

Chris Blake, Sales & Marketing Director, 3D Printing at Canon Europe says, “The market for 3D printing is growing exponentially as customers are realising the huge commercial opportunities it presents. At Canon, we are dedicated to helping our customers seize that opportunity and supporting them with expertise and consultancy every step of the way. There has never been a better time to invest in 3D. From expanding propositions to fast and accurate prototyping, 3D print can unlock the potential of the most aspirational businesses in AEC and manufacturing. We will continue to build on our early success in 3D by investing further focus on maximising these opportunities for our customers.”

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