MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers to Also Be Sold in First Panama 3D Printing Store Makerz
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 13, 2014 — MakerBot, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, is excited to announce a reselling agreement with Anantek Enterprises Inc. in Panama. This relationship with Anantek is MakerBot’s first partnership in Central America. Anantek also operates Makerz, the first 3D printing store in Panama, located in Panama City.
Under the agreement, Anantek and Makerz will offer several MakerBot products, including the award-winning and recently introduced MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printer and the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, as well as the soon-to-be-released MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, and the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. The new Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers are all powered by the new, user-friendly MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform, which includes an onboard camera, plug and play features, app- and cloud-enabled workflow, and available Wi-Fi connectivity. Anantek and Makerz will also distribute the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer, the MakerBot Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner and MakerBot Filament.
“MakerBot is excited to continue expanding our 3D printing leadership into Central America by announcing this relationship with Anantek and supporting the launch of the Makerz 3D store,” said Mark Schulze, vice president of Sales for MakerBot. “Anantek is poised to be the Panamanian leader in 3D printing and has a clear vision of how they will expand MakerBot's global footprint.”
“Anantek and Makerz are thrilled to be able to offer residents of Panama and the broader Central American market the award-winning MakerBot 3D printing products,” said Ariel Yahni, CEO of Anantek. “We see 3D printing as leading the Next Industrial Revolution and think that working with MakerBot will help further innovation and making throughout Central America.”
As the first company to bring MakerBot products to Central America, Anantek will have the opportunity to expose residents of Central America to the limitless capabilities of 3D printing. The Makerz retail store is also hosting free classes on 3D printing. To learn more about Anantek and the Makerz 3D store, visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/makerzpanama.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from MakerBot’s reseller agreement with Anantek, are forward-looking statements reflecting management's current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys' business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that consumers will not perceive the benefits of Anantek’s representation of MakerBot to be the same as Stratasys does; the risk that unforeseen technical difficulties will delay the shipping of MakerBot products; and other risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Stratasys' most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 3, 2014. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.