3D Systems Acquires Formero

We just announced the acquisition of Formero Pty, Ltd., a leading provider of on-demand custom parts services and 3D printing solutions headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. We plan to continue all Formero operations as 3D Systems Asia-Pacific and immediately offer our expanded range of 3D content-to-print solutions for the benefit of design-to-manufacturing professionals and consumers alike.
Recognized as a trusted and knowledgeable technology resource to the Australian manufacturing sector, Formero brings nearly two decades of experience providing best-in-class rapid prototyping and custom manufacturing services. Through its wholly owned XYZ Innovation subsidiary, Formero is also a leading distributor of personal, professional and production 3D printers that include plastic and metal printing solutions. Additionally, Formero operates a facility in Shenzhen, China to support its growing on-demand custom parts services.
“We are very pleased to add a company of Formero’s reputation, experience and scale in Asia-Pacific, our fastest growing region,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “With key operations in Australia and China under the capable leadership of Simon Marriott and proven custom parts services and printers solutions growth record, Formero represents a significant milestone in our Asia-Pacific expansion plans.”
“We are excited to become part of 3D Systems, a leading provider of the most complete portfolio of 3D content-to-print solutions available today,” said Simon Marriott, General Manager, 3D Systems Asia-Pacific. “We plan to leverage our knowledge and experience for the benefit of our customers by building stronger local presence and deliver the full range of 3D Systems products and services throughout the region.”