Dubai, UAE, 10th October 2018: Jumbo Group, a leading diversified business in the UAE,hasannounced adetailed 3D manufacturing strategy with the launch of its latest company Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC. The Group also inaugurated a 3D applicationdevelopment center in the Middle Eastat an event attended by Saeed Al Gergawi, Director of Dubai Future Academy at is newly launched facility in Jebel Ali Industrial Area.
The project was originally inspired by HH Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai and his vision for Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. Soon after the announcement, the company engaged with a leading global business consulting firm to conduct a study and launched its 3D Printing Divisionin 2017 followed by a partnership with EnvisonTEC and HP Inc. recently.
The company today announced a state of the art facility that also includes an HP 3D printing demo center based on its HP Multi Jet Fusion technology aswell as several other 3D products aimed at Dental, Architectural and variousother applications. The facility will pave the way for easy adoption of 3D printing technology for various entrepreneurs in UAE who are interested in launching business ventures with this technology but are limited due to the lack of technical know-how, or business planning support in start-up. The facility also houses equipment for post processing, finishing and painting of finished products.
Arvind Agrawal, Head of Jumbo Group said: “Jumbo’s 3D application development centerwill not only serve as a proof of concept for early adopters but will also act as an initiative to develop a community of collaborating professionals involved in 3D Manufacturing in the UAE. We will shortly announce partnerships with several 3D Printing Bureaus who will be joining this community. The objective is to pool the knowledge, design capability, skills and resources to create an echo system for faster adoption of 3D Printing Technology in the country”.
The new Jumbo3D applicationdevelopment centerwill offer a range of servicesincluding training, business consulting for young entrepreneurs, proof of concept development, product design assistanceas well as financing options for developing a business around 3D manufacturing. In the coming months, Jumbo will expand its range of 3D printers to includelatest technologies for colour, metal and Concrete; to further enhance its leadership in the 3D Printingbased manufacturing in the region. ?
This latest venture by Jumbo Group is in line with Dubai’s strategy to embrace 3D printing and harness new technologies to drive economic growth in the UAE. Since the company was founded, Jumbo has mirrored this vision through investments in emerging technology across its business verticals. This has helped cut costs and redefine productivity across various sectors.
About Jumbo Electronics Co. Ltd (LLC):
Established in 1974, Jumbo Electronics Co. Ltd. is UAE’s leading distributor and retailer for IT and consumer electronics. Since its inception, Jumbo has been the chief distributor of the iconic brand, Sony, in the UAE and Oman. Jumbo is also a trusted distribution and retail partner for many of the world's other leading brands including Acer, Apple, Asus, Alcatel, Blackberry, Brother, Casio, Daikin, Dell, Dyson, Gorenje, HP, HTC, Lava, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Ricoh, Samsung, and Sennheiser. In addition, Jumbo offers quality, affordable consumer electronics from its private label brand, Supra. It has an extensive network of retail stores and service centres spread across the Emirates and a growing distribution and retail presence in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
In 2014, Jumbo Retail transitioned in to a fully OmniChannel retail brand, with the launch of its online store, www.Jumbo.ae, showcasing the brand’s definitive retail expertise in local markets. The website features a number of never-before seen features in the region’s consumer electronics industry, including flexible delivery through the ‘Click & Collect’ service, Card-on-Delivery, 2-Click checkout, and other intuitive user experiences.
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