Andesign UK has invested in a Massivit 1800 3D printer in a bid to double turnover to some £8m within five years and become the acknowledged go-to company for head-turning visual communication projects.
The Birmingham-based large format display specialist decided to invest in the Massivit 1800 to target new business opportunities through its current customer base by maximising the synergies between 3D applications and its existing 2D printing capabilities.
According to founder and managing director Andy Williams, the company was looking to invest in technology that would elevate its product offering, thereby positioning Andesign UK as the go-to company for head-turning visual communication projects.
“The Massivit 1800 enables us to do just that, opening doors for us to enter the 3D print market and expand our sign and display portfolio,” he says. “With the unique applications achievable with this solution, we will be able to offer unrivalled products and services. The only real limit to this technology’s capabilities is your imagination!”
The machine was installed in early March by UK distributor CMYUK and is already in full production.
“Such is our confidence in the business-generating potential of the Massivit 1800, we expect to increase our turnover to £6 million in the next three years and double it to approximately £8 million in the next five years,” he adds.
The company is planning to showcase its new technology and how this can benefit its customers during an open house in May.
“Our open house will provide the opportunity to kick-start our new business drive,” explains Williams. “With live demonstrations of the Massivit 1800, the day will enable our customers to gain further insight into the capabilities of our new technology and therefore, the many application possibilities available to them. These include robust POP, POS, theme park models, event props and museum displays.”
Utilising the Massivit 1800, as well as other recent investments in ancillary finishing and thermoforming equipment, the company aims to exceed its customers’ expectations with an extended range of innovative products.
“The thermoforming technology will go hand-in-hand with the Massivit 1800, enabling us to produce cost-effective customised thermoforming molds. This will add a new dimension to traditional 2D displays,” comments Williams. “We can now enhance these customers’ applications with a creative 3D feature for a more high-impact, visual experience to ensure better audience engagement.”
Andesign UK becomes the third large format sign and display company in the UK to install a Massivit 1800 3D printing solution.