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UTRECHT, June 1 2016 – Dutch 3D printer manufacturer FELIXprinters have announced the partnership with Dubai based East Gate Global. The partnership, which is made official today, is initialized to improve local services. FELIXprinters’ office-friendly Pro 1, the first 3D printer in their Professional series, has been available since September 2015 and has recently become FELIX’ most popular printer in the UAE. (United Arab Emirates)
Expanding into the growing Middle East market
In response to the growing demand from the ME/GCC market, FELIXprinters has revealed that this partnership is the first major step to intensify FELIXprinters presence in the Middle East. The cooperation will lead to distribution and promotion of FELIXprinters in the Middle East, larger local warehousing throughout the region, faster delivery and local support services. The first step to provide local services and appointing resellers is the launch of the official website (www.eastgateglobal.com) that went online today.
FELIX’ solid base in the UAE
Wilgo Feliksdal, director of FELIXprinters, is thrilled to officially extend the FELIX experience to our UAE customers, who have been waiting eagerly for local availability and support. “We are very excited to have East Gate Global as our official partner to create a solid base in the UAE. We see great opportunities for our existing and soon to be released 3D related products.”
Also Majed El-Mohtadi, Managing Director of East Gate Global is pleased to be the official distributor in the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council. “We have had a lot of interest in 3D printing hardware over the past year as more and more businesses in the region are willingly to invest in affordable professional desktop printers – instead of the overpriced printing services and commercial-quality printers that are currently available. The affordable Pro series from FELIX printers finds itself to be in the right place at the right time.’’
Rising possibilities for both companies
Majed El-Mohtadi speaks highly about the FELIX Pro 1 quality: “Even though there’s been a number of desktop 3D printers that have been commercially available in the region for a while now, it wasn’t until the FELIX Pro 1 did we begin to see the desktop 3D printer make its way to the actual offices of architects and engineers. Not only is the Pro 1 incredibly silent, but it’s surprisingly affordable for the exceptional quality & materials that can be achieved with it.”
While it was only recently when Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, presented a comprehensive strategy to foster the 3D printing capital of the world, a group of individuals (and a few companies) in UAE and the rest of the region have been making strides on their own for a few years now – the Mohtadi’s included.
Today, the FELIX 3D printers, upgrades, filaments and technical support are locally provided for current/potential UAE customers. Together with East Gate Global’s growing technical support team and network of serious buyers, the partnership aims to expand the FELIX brand into neighbouring countries Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar, Iraq and Jordan by the end of the year.