Dubai, UAE: Jumbo Group, a leading diversified business in the UAE, has announced a detailed 3D manufacturing strategy with the launch of its latest company Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC. The Group also inaugurated a 3D application development center in the Middle East at an event attended by Saeed Al Gergawi, Director of Dubai Future Academy at is newly launched facility in Jebel Ali Industrial Area.
The project was originally inspired by HH Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai and his vision for Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. Soon after the announcement, the company engaged with a leading global business consulting firm to conduct a study and launched its 3D Printing Division in 2017 followed by a partnership with envisonTEC and HP Inc. recently.
The company today announced a state of the art facility that also includes an HP 3D printing demo center based on its HP Multi Jet Fusion technology as well as several other 3D products aimed at Dental, Architectural and various other applications. The facility will pave the way for easy adoption of 3D printing technology for various entrepreneurs in UAE who are interested in launching business ventures with this technology but are limited due to the lack of technical know-how, or business planning support in start-up. The facility also houses equipment for post processing, finishing and painting of finished products.
Arvind Agrawal, Head of Jumbo Group said: “Jumbo’s 3D application development center will not only serve as a proof of concept for early adopters but will also act as an initiative to develop a community of collaborating professionals involved in 3D Manufacturing in the UAE. We will shortly announce partnerships with several 3D Printing Bureaus who will be joining this community. The objective is to pool the knowledge, design capability, skills and resources to create an echo system for faster adoption of 3D Printing Technology in the country”.
The new Jumbo 3D application development center will offer a range of services including training, business consulting for young entrepreneurs, proof of concept development, product design assistance as well as financing options for developing a business around 3D manufacturing. In the coming months, Jumbo will expand its range of 3D printers to include latest technologies for colour, metal and Concrete; to further enhance its leadership in the 3D Printing based manufacturing in the region. ?
This latest venture by Jumbo Group is in line with Dubai’s strategy to embrace 3D printing and harness new technologies to drive economic growth in the UAE. Since the company was founded, Jumbo has mirrored this vision through investments in emerging technology across its business verticals. This has helped cut costs and redefine productivity across various sectors.
About Jumbo Group
Established in 1974, Jumbo Electronics Co. Ltd. (Jumbo Group) is a diversified business Conglomerate headquartered in the UAE. Founded by the late Mr. Manu Chhabria, the Jumbo Group has established a legacy of Trust and Stability in the over 44 years of its existence. Starting from being a technology retailer and distributor, it has emerged into a multi-faceted Group with strong interests in several Institutional and Enterprise businesses including some emerging technologies. The Group prides itself on strong Corporate Governance, technology adoption and leverage, Quality and Service accreditation, Talent Management and robust Systems and Processes.
With over 3,000 employees across the Middle East, the Group operates in businesses that are mainly focused on multiple verticals - Distribution, OmniChannel Retail & Enterprise (B2B). Besides the proprietary competencies in these, Jumbo has established and developed strong capabilities presence in logistics including 3PL, Facilities Management, Additive(3D) Manufacturing and After-Market Services. The company has three regional offices, 10 services centres, six warehouses and 15 Jumbo Branded stores in the UA apart from managing franchisee and speciality stores for other Global and local brands.
Jumbo Distribution has a regional presence across UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain and specializes in categories such as Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances, Mobility Devices, Telecom products, and Smart Devices. It has partnerships with over 40 global brands such as Sony, Lenovo, Lava, Dyson, Gree, Media and Casio among others. A full-service distributor and the last mile partner for many marquee brands, Jumbo Distribution has been offering bespoke solutions in the market to target customers in Power Retail, Specialty Electronics, Departmental stores, Supermarkets, Dealers, Retailers, and eCommerce. Jumbo’s own label – Supra- has been a household name in appliances in the UAE and acknowledged as a reputable brand as far as Iran and other Middle Eastern countries.
Jumbo OmniChannel Retail, has presence across all emirates in the UAE and holds premium franchisee partnerships with several top brands. In 2014, Jumbo Retail transitioned in to a fully OmniChannel retail brand, with the launch of its online store, www.Jumbo.ae.
Jumbo Enterprise is a bespoke enterprise solutions company that empowers large and medium enterprises with end-to-end solutions to control, optimize, and enhance complete document production environments. Jumbo Enterprise solutions include services in IT infrastructure management, managed print services, system integration, audio-visual, and broadcast solutions for diverse sectors as Government, Hospitality, Education, SMBs, and large Corporations.
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