iMakr, a global reseller of 3D printers, scanners and services, has announced that it is franchising beyond flagship locations in London and New York.
By the end of 2018, the newly announced Global Franchise Scheme aims to open 20 new stores, with the same again in 2019. All franchisees will be fully backed by support from the iMakr brand, systems, products and expertise.
A wide-reaching portfolio
This year, iMakr is celebrating its fifth birthday. Its first store, from which it sells and provides demos/training for 3D printers, scanners and software, was established in the heart of London near Farringdon Station in 2013.
The Global Franchise Scheme has been announced following the launch of the STARTT sub-$100 desktop 3D printer, and the addition of OR Laser’s ORLAS CREATOR metal 3D printer to the company’s portfolio earlier this year.
Fulfilling the global demand for desktop 3D printers
According to the official release, in the past two years the company has grown by 150% through providing “an ability to deliver innovation, an unparalleled engineering expertise and a true understanding of the 3D printing industry.”
Eric Savant, CEO of iMakr, comments, “With our five years of experience, we believe that customers require local expertise and access to innovation to get the most out of 3D printing and this franchise scheme satisfies both those requirements.”
Sylvain Preumont, iMakr Chairman and Founder, adds, “Desktop 3D printer shipments are expected to rise to over 6.7 million units in 2020 according to Gartner, 15 times the level of 2016,”
“We intend to support our franchisees to capture this tremendous potential.”
Entrepreneurs, 3D experts and businesses interested in joining the Global Franchising Scheme can apply by expressing their interest here.
Featured image shows a recent event inside the iMakr store in London. Image via iMakr.