Stratasys Ltd. announced a new loyalty and discount program for Stratasys service bureau customers. The Stratasys Parts Provider Network (PPN) provides access to volume discounts on Stratasys systems, materials, service contracts, and software, as well as wholesale pricing for on-demand parts printed through Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Since launching the Stratasys Parts Provider Network in early 2022 more than 30 global service bureaus have joined the PPN.
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“Stratasys recognizes the integral role service bureaus play in transforming global manufacturing, and our Parts Provider Network demonstrates our commitment to supporting their unique business needs,” said Pat Carey, Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth for Stratasys. “With five additive manufacturing technologies, we can provide PPN members with access to a robust portfolio of solutions to expand their offerings, increase their market share and provide their end customers with solutions to meet their additive manufacturing goals.”
As part of the PPN, members experience simplified operations with a consistent and transparent program that rewards their growth, based on three tiers starting at $100,000 a year in purchases. Members have access to a special online hub for ordering additive manufacturing materials, a PPN class of service maintenance across Stratasys’ five polymer technologies, and a 75% discount on software integration for an improved production workflow. The program allows members to aggregate their purchases for increased volume discounts.
“The additive manufacturing industry has primarily been viewed as a prototyping solution. Over time, much has changed, and we’ve invested heavily to expand our services in support of manufacturing. This is where the Stratasys Parts Provider Network is so valuable. While there are many excellent additive technologies available in today’s market, GKN Additive (Forecast 3D) chooses to invest in Stratasys for top-of-the-line systems,” said Ken Burns, Vice President of GKN Additive, a digital manufacturer of advanced plastic and metal AM parts based in Carlsbad, Calif. “The Stratasys Parts Provider Network is more than a loyalty program, it is about Stratasys continuing to educate and connect customers with companies equipped for the future of AM by moving beyond the historical prototyping service bureaus business model. With the support of this extended OEM network, our Stratasys FDM capabilities excel in reliability, uniformity, in a class above the rest compared to other FFF offerings. GKN Additive customers can continue to expect the exceptional quality and repeatability we consistently deliver with Stratasys technologies.”
In addition to discounts, the Parts Provider Network gives members access to exclusive education and networking opportunities, supporting a vibrant additive manufacturing ecosystem. Stratasys also is investing in growing the partnership between service bureau customers and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to facilitate an insourcing – outsourcing model for access to additive manufacturing technologies or materials not offered in-house.