Massivit 3D and Biesse Group Sign Technology Partnership
Agreement facilitates new, advanced hybrid manufacturing technologies for the automotive, marine, composite materials, furniture, construction and aerospace arenas.
November 2, 2020
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies signed a technological and commercial partnership with multinational manufacturer, Biesse Group, as part of a visit to Israel by Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio.
Biesse Group—led by CEO, Roberto Selci, is a global manufacturer of technology for wood, glass, stone, plastic and metal processing—sought a new technology partner to diversify its manufacturing solutions. The two companies aim to co-develop a new product line of hybrid manufacturing technologies that leverage Massivit 3D’s advanced, large-volume additive manufacturing technologies and Biesse’s broadly adopted subtractive manufacturing technologies.
By leveraging Biesse Group’s established commercial networks across multiple verticals, this mega distribution deal will enable Massivit 3D to expand its market reach. Biesse Group operates through 39 branches with a thriving customer installed base in 120 countries. It is publicly listed on the Italian Stock Exchange with a turnover of €706 million in 2019.
The collaboration will also empower Biesse Group to partake in the 3D printing revolution that is escalating across a range of manufacturing industries.
The agreement between Biesse Group and Massivit 3D emerged as part of Biesse Group's Open-I project—an Innovation Lab established to cultivate connections with other companies, universities, research centers, accelerators and venture capital firms to leverage digital transformation and Industry 4.0 advancements.
The partnership was initiated by AdlerInlight’s CEO, Roberta Anati, who identified technological and commercial synergies between the two technology providers. Biesse Group and Massivit 3D have a combined IP portfolio of 257 registered patents.
“Massivit 3D collaborates with leading Italy-based vendors. Biesse Group has a strong foothold in Massivit 3D’s existing markets, serving some of the most prestigious Italian and international brands,” Massivit 3D’s CEO, Erez Zimerman, comments about the partnership. “This partnership will enable us to deepen our penetration into new strategic markets owing to Biesse’s strong position in these arenas. It heralds in a new era for manufacturing by combining the best of additive and subtractive technologies to provide cost-effective, high-speed solutions for large-volume production.”
“Today is the first step towards a new, profitable path towards innovation,” Roberto Selci, CEO of Biesse Group, states. “Fundamentally, we aim to broaden our company’s boundaries and also our mental horizons. This opportunity has been brought to fruition by our internal expertise but also by our ability to look outwards and enable opportunities and solutions to flow freely via a two-way principle which forms the foundation of our Group Innovation Lab, Open-I.”
“This agreement, between two key players in the manufacturing arena, marks another milestone for AdlerInlight in fostering valuable cross-continental partnerships towards technological innovation and commercial growth,” Roberta Anati, CEO of AdlerInlight, says. “At the core of our projects is our vision to bridge between existing industry demand and new innovations. We identified a crucial market gap here and are delighted to have sparked fresh global economic opportunities.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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