April 20, 2012

Objet and Altech Expand Partnership into the East China Market Catering to the Needs of Japanese Enterprises in the Region

Tokyo, Japan, April 20, 2012 – Objet Asia Pacific Ltd., a subsidiary of Objet Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing,today announced the appointment of an Altech Co. Ltd. subsidiary as a new Objet distributor in the East China region. This appointment expands the partnership between Objet and Altech into the Chinese market, and opens new opportunities to both companies. 

Altech has been Objet’s distributor in Japan since 2008. As demand for 3D printers is expected to increase due to recent growth of Japanese companies’ R&D divisions in the region, Objet and Altech signed partnership to start the sales of Objet products in the East China through Altech’s subsidiary which was established  in 2002. 
“We are very excited about being appointed as Objet’s distributor for East China. We believe that we can leverage our extensive experience in the 3D printing market in Japan to service Japanese businesses operating in China,” said Mr. Tetsutaro Okuda, Vice President from Altech Shanghai Co. Ltd. “We are setting up a show room equipped with the Objet Connex500 multi-material and Objet30 desktop 3D Printers in Suzhou, where many Japanese manufacturers are based, to better promote and service rapid prototyping in the region.”  
"With its huge manufacturing base and growing interest in 3D printing and rapid prototyping, China is an important strategic market for Objet," said Gilad Yron, Managing Director for Objet Asia Pacific and Japan. "It is therefore essential for us to team up with the right local partners. We have full confidence that together with Altech we can provide the best choice for Japanese manufacturers based in China." 
About Altech
Established in 1976, Altech is a trading company specialized in importing and selling printing and packaging machinery.  Since then, Altech has expanded its product coverage to manufacturing machinery for optical discs and smartcards, equipment for solar cell production, security devices, computerization services, digital printers, DVD packages, etc, providing its customers in Japan with the world’s leading industrial machinery and products.
For more info, please visit www.altech.co.jp or www.3d-printer.jp. 
About Altech Shanghai
Altech Shanghai was established in 2002 as part of Altech’s expansion plan in Asia, particularly in China.  Leveraging its experience as a trading company for industrial machinery and electronics related devices in Japan, Altech Shanghai imports and sells various cutting-edge devices and serves a wide variety of customers including cosmetics, food and beverage, automotive and electronic devices.  Altech Shanghai caters to the needs of not only large Japanese and Chinese enterprises, but also Japanese SMBs planning to enter into the China market. 
About Objet
bjet Ltd. is a leading provider of high quality, cost effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India. 
Objet’s 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D content. Companies using Objet’s solutions can be typically found in sectors such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus. 
Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers worldwide including a substantial share of the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Its award-winning technology (13 awards in 8 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions. 
Objet’s advanced 3D printing systems and range of about 70 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D printers features the world’s only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials™ featuring unique mechanical and thermal properties. 
Objet’s range of about 70 3D printing materials simulate properties ranging from rigid to rubber-like, transparent to opaque and standard to ABS-grade engineering plastics, with a large number of in-between shore grades and shades. 
Objet’s 3D printers are available in a range of form-factors, from cost-effective desktop 3D printers ideal for entry-level professionals all the way to industrial-scale multi-material machines for front-line designers and top manufacturers. Objet’s 3D printers feature the industry’s highest-resolution 3D printing quality, based on 16-micron (0.0006 in.) super-thin layering, wide material versatility, office friendliness and ease of operation. 
For more information, visit us at www.objet.com, and for more about 3D printing industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Objet blog. 
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