GoProto has expanded further into the digital manufacturing landscape by acquiring 3D Systems’ Australian facility, the largest digital manufacturing service bureau in the region, as well as APAC-based 3D scanning and digitising experts WYSIWYG 3D,
GoProto has now become the largest digital manufacturer in the Australian market.
As of December 1st, 2020, GoProto has acquired 3D Systems’ Australian on-demand manufacturing facility, the largest 3D digital manufacturer in the APAC region. Located in Melbourne, Australia and commissioned just 2 years ago, the state-of-the-art facility houses a full range of 3D Systems production-ready 3D printers and a highly experienced management and operations team. This pivotal acquisition will accelerate GoProto’s strategy to become the largest Industry 4.0 player in the Australian market.
“This acquisition is a significant leap forward in our growth plans for the region with an experienced management team that pioneered the introduction of 3D printing into APAC," Simon Marriott, Director at GoProto, said. "The benefits to our manufacturing customers will be significant as they transition to Industry 4.0 and seek to build agile supply chains that are resilient to global influences.”
Earlier in November, GoProto also acquired WYSIWYG 3D to create a unified laser scanning and 3D entity focused on expansion in the digital manufacturing space. WYSIWYG 3D has been providing 3D scanning services since 2003 and will continue to provide the same quality laser scanning, photogrammetry and 3D CAD modelling service under the GoProto banner in Sydney.
“We’ve already been working on a number of projects with GoProto," Shane Rolton, Managing Director at WYSIWYG 3D said. "Combining our expertise and resources shortens the time lag between scan data and production, putting ourselves exactly where our customers need us.”