POSTNORD ENTERS INTO 3D PRINTING COLLABORATION WITH STRATASYS
The collaboration begins with Postnord Strålfors purchasing Stratasys’ unique J750 Full-color, Multimaterial 3D Printer
Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel, February 2nd, 2018 — Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today announced a collaboration with PostNord Strålfors, a subsidiary to PostNord, the leading supplier of communication and logistics solutions in the Nordic region. The collaboration enables PostNord Strålfors to leverage Stratasys’ additive manufacturing expertise and technology solutions to create an on-demand part production and delivery service for a diverse range of customers across the PostNord logistics network.
One element of PostNord Strålfors strategy is to become their customer’s digitalization partner, and embrace the possibilities of disruptive technology. PostNord Strålfors has identified additive manufacturing as a significant step in the company’s service offering to address ever-changing customer needs, by combining PostNord Strålfors heritage of 2D printing services with new on-demand 3D printing capabilities. With the support of Stratasys, the company will also explore new market opportunities across a multitude of industries.
Stratasys’ regional partner, Protech, will provide the necessary local support to PostNord Strålfors, including machines, services and expertise. This includes the purchase of a Stratasys J750 – the world’s only full color, multi-material 3D printer.
“At PostNord Strålfors, we aim to be our customer’s digitalization partner, and we constantly need to strive for digital developments and explore new business opportunities,” says Ylva Ekborn, CEO of PostNord Strålfors Group. “In Stratasys, we are working with an industry-leader whose additive manufacturing technologies are proven across a wide range of sectors, and with whom we will grow and evolve.
“We’re particularly excited to put the new J750 to use – it is the only 3D printer on the market with the capability to create full color, multi-material parts in a single print, enabling us to rapidly produce complex parts and ultimately accelerate the delivery process for our customers. With the dedicated local support from Protech, we plan to quickly integrate this technology within our service offering and have it available to customers soon,” she adds.
Andy Middleton, President EMEA, Stratasys, concludes: “PostNord is an expert in the Nordic logistics market and we’re thrilled to be working with them to expand the adoption of our solutions. With the help of our local partner, Protech, we will help PostNord and PostNord Strålfors to leverage the advanced capabilities of our additive technologies to address their customers’ needs in the optimal way. In particular, exploring how we can tap into the unique benefits of additive manufacturing for the logistics sector, from accelerating part delivery to reducing supply chains and associated costs. In addition, we also expect to learn from new cases and applications from PostNord’s diverse customer base.”