After the joint venture in China and the establishment of subsidiaries in India, voxeljet has now set its sights on the Mexican market. To this end, the leading provider of large-format 3D printers and on-demand services has entered into a cooperation with ART in Mexico.
Mexico, the world’s seventh-largest car manufacturer, is an important and growing OEM market for cast parts in the automotive industry. But in addition to automotive, global player voxeljet has also turned its focus on the Mexican machine building, transportation industry and energy industry. It is expected that these sectors will experience enormous growth in the Latin American market in the next few years.
To secure market share in the automotive sector, 3-D print specialist voxeljet acquired a strong partner in Mexico, the automation company Art Abastecedora Industrial S. de R.L. de C.V. (ART). During the last few decades, ART successfully placed brands such as Automatic Feed Co. and Mayfran International on the Mexican automation market. The company provides high-tech solutions for automation companies, and counts the “Big Three” in the automotive industry (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) as well the VW Group & Nissan, among its suppliers.
“With its extensive experience in the automotive sector and its collaboration with global leaders, ART is the ideal business partner for the Latin American market. As an automation expert, the company contributes comprehensive competence for marketing our products in Mexico in the future,” said Christian Träger, sales director, voxeljet. “Our industrial 3-D printing systems are front and center in our collaboration with ART. By using 3-D printers from voxeljet, large foundries can optimize their production processes for molds and models.”
The Mexican foundries can profit from voxeljet’s large-format industrial 3D printers, since complex cast parts can now be acquired directly through ART. Foundries and car makers around the world value the German quality standards of the voxeljet 3-D printers, which increase flexibility and efficiency, and accelerate production processes – a prerequisite for keeping up in a hotly contested global market.