One week after HP announced commercial entry into the world’s largest manufacturing market, the company revealed two new major partnerships that are set to broaden its reach in the world’s third-largest economy.
On the heels of its 3D expansion into the Asia-Pacific market, HP today announced 3D printing partnerships with Japanese companies Mutoh Industries Ltd. and Ricoh Japan Corp.
By teaming up with HP as the world’s first HP 3D Printing Master Partners, Mutoh and Ricoh will bring best-in-class expertise and knowledge of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to customers deploying the solutions.
Japan is known as a technology and manufacturing powerhouse and is a country responsible for 10 percent of global manufacturing. It’s also forward-looking, especially when it comes to advancing technology. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, explained his vision at CeBIT 2017, one of the world’s largest technology conferences in Germany, earlier this year. This vision – Society 5.0 – aims to tackle several challenges by going beyond the digitalization of the economy towards the digitalization across all levels of Japanese society.