Dubai’s RSA Global has become the latest logistics company to adopt on-demand 3D printing services. In a new partnership with Immensa Technology Labs, a company dedicated to the advancement of 3D printing throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE) RSA Global plans to develop a ‘Virtual Warehouse’ for 3D printable parts.
Abhishek Ajay Shah, Co-Founder and Group CEO at RSA Global stated, “Technology has been one of the three pillars of RSA’s business strategy, aside from focusing on niche markets and being a value driven solutions provider,”
“RSA Global prides itself in adopting technology quickly to create advantage for our customers.”
RSA Global offers physical storage, distribution, transportation, and international freight with multiple locations around the world. With Immensa Labs’ ‘Virtual Warehouse’, RSA Global will be able to provide customers with on-demand inventory production capability.
Additionally customers will be able to experience a greater scope for customization in the production line. With the ‘Virtual Warehouse’, only the necessary number of parts are printed which could reduce material waste for RSA Global.
“We are proud to be working with leading groups such as RSA Global and their forward thinking leaders,” said Fahmi Al Shawwa, CEO of Immensa.
“RSA Global has positioned itself at the forefront of this technological evolution by choosing to adopt this game-changing solution, which will provide impressive added value by freeing up cash and reducing shipping and storage costs through a virtually managed inventory.”
3D printing changes logistics
The partnership between Immensa Technology Labs and RSA Global marks a growing trend for logistics companies implementing 3D printing into its stores.
Earlier this year, Swedish logistics company, PostNord Strålfors partnered with Stratasys to provide 3D printing bureau services and delivery to customers in the Nordic region. In 2016, UPS partnered with 3D printing bureau Fast Radius, to implement 3D printers into UPS stores.
On the partnership with RSA Gloabl, Immensa’s Al Shawwa reinforces this trend stating, “[3D printing] is catching the attention of logistics companies on a global level, with companies like UPS, FEDEX and many others taking steps to integrate it into their business.”
The future of digital storage
Other companies have also made the leap to digitalization, such as the German railway company, Deutsche Bahn, which plans to have 13,000 parts digitized by 2019. And in 2017, German automobile company, Volkswagen, also announced plans to begin digitizing and 3D printing spare parts.
Shah concludes, “Immensa is a leader in its field and we are delighted to have this exclusive partnership with them as it comes to support our vision of being a third party supplier with the ability to offer customers a complete and seamless, integrated solution.”
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Featured image is RSA warehouse. Image via RSA