By DE Editors
“We are honored to become part of 3D Systems, a recognized global 3D content- to-print leader,” says Ron Hollis, president and chief executive officer of Quickparts. “Over the past decade, Quickparts changed the way product development and manufacturing professionals source custom parts. We plan to leverage our proprietary e-commerce and high-touch customer care capabilities for the benefit of the entire 3D Systems’ product portfolio. Our mission has always been to make it easy for our customers to buy custom parts, we believe that as part of 3D Systems we can deliver greater benefits to our customers.”
“We are very pleased to add a true leader and innovator with Quickparts’ reputation and scale to our rapidly growing, global network of custom parts services,” says Abe Reichental, president and chief executive officer of 3D Systems. “With Quickparts, under the capable leadership of Ron Hollis, we take another step to democratize access to all our 3D content-to-print solutions and accelerate adoption for the benefit of our growing customer base.”
The company acquired all of Quickparts’ outstanding shares in a cash transaction. At closing, the company paid $15.9 million, net of cash acquired, from its3D Systems cash and recorded a deferred payment of $7.2 million that is due six months after closing, subject to customary terms and conditions. 3D Systems plans to integrate its own parts fulfillment capabilities with Quickparts and to expand the use of Quickparts’ proprietary e-commerce sourcing and delivery platform.
The company plans to operate its Quickparts and 3Dproparts as independent brands within its custom additive and subtractive parts services portfolio.
3D Systems will hold a conference call and audio webcast to discuss its acquisition of Quickparts on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2:30 p.m., Eastern Time. To access this Conference Call, dial 888-626-7452 from in the U.S. or 201-604-5102 from outside the U.S. To access the audio webcast, log onto 3D Systems’ Web site at www.3dsystems.com/ir.