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Immensa Technology Labs makes AM investment in Saudi Arabia

Acquires leading 3D printing companies Shakl3D and LayLabs to form Immensa KSA

Immensa Technology Labs, a leading Dubai-based additive manufacturing company, entered the Saudi market through the acquisition of two leading 3D printing companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA): Shakl3D and LayLabs. The move is part of Immensa’s mandate to further extend its presence regionally and expand its reach and range of services to its clients in the Kingdom by establishing Immensa KSA.

Shakl3D and LayLabs were established in KSA in 2016 and 2018 respectively and, although very young, can be considered among the leading, most developed 3D printing companies in Saudi Arabia. The companies have been serving the oil and gas sector as well as other industrial and manufacturing sectors. As such they are aligned with Immensa’s target business segments.

The partnership will create the largest most advanced 3D printing platform in the region with a global reach, and one that is on par with leading European and North American peers. Immensa will be investing significantly to expand exiting capabilities in the strategic Saudi Arabian market.

Immensa KSA

“Immensa currently serves the entire GCC,” commented Fahmi Al Shawwa, CEO and Founder of Immensa Technology Labs. “With these acquisitions, the company is seeking to make KSA a key market, not just to serve but to develop domestically the capabilities and rapidly expand the adoption of additive manufacturing within the Kingdom, which we see not as a business expansion but as a home to Immensa’s growing capabilities.”

Eng. Omar Abuhabaya, General Manager of the newly formed Immensa KSA and COO of Immensa Group, confirmed: “We are pleased that this partnership came to life, and we have no doubts that the 3D-printing sector regionally will reach new heights. The additive manufacturing know-how of both Shakl3D and Immensa will enable massive deployment of AM digitization solutions in the industry, and we are certain that the Saudi market will benefit from the various uses of 3D-printing across all sectors.”

“By acquiring their existing setups and investing in what they have started, we can expedite the development of the industrial 3D-printing sector in the kingdom and provide both teams with the international platform of Immensa,” Al Shawwa added.

Since its inception in 2016, Immensa has played a vital role in a number of milestone additive manufacturing projects across the region. The company has developed industrial and mechanical applications for customers across various sectors, including defense, oil and gas, aviation, medical, and transportation, with the company being a member of a global consortium that developed the guidelines for printing 3D of metal parts for the oil & gas and maritime industries. The company already has its presence in Dubai and Sharjah (UAE), Kuwait, Riyadh and Dammam (after this partnership), and will soon announce its entry into the United States market.

Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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