Quality Magazine

Creaform Expands Its Presence Overseas with Three New Offices

October 20, 2010

LÉVIS, CANADA-Creaform, developer and manufacturer of the Handyscan 3-D line of self-positioning handheld 3-D laser scanners, the optical CMM MetraSCAN 3-D scanner and the HandyPROBE line of arm-free portable CMM, is proud to announce the opening of two new international subsidiaries in Germany and India. In addition, Creaform moved its Shanghai office into larger premises in PuDong to house a growing team and the calibration center for the APAC area. As key player in the global 3-D scanning marketplace, Creaform is particularly securing a strategic stronghold in Europe where opportunities for innovative 3D scanning technology are in full rise.

After opening its first European office in France in 2005 and hiring Markus Eickhoff as Vice-President EMEA Sales in May 2010, Creaform took another major step in its expansion at the international level by establishing a new office in Stuttgart, Germany, and a sales team in India over the summer. Relying on a dedicated team of sales representatives and application engineers, Creaform is committed to meeting the increasing demand of German businesses for state-of-the-art 3-D metrology solutions.

“It is great to see the response to Creaform’s commitment to the German market,” stated Markus Eickhoff, vice president, sales for Creaform’s EMEA operations and general manager for Germany. “Innovation and passion is now paired with local presence in the market place. Our innovative HandyPROBE and Handyscan 3-D product lines are received very well in all our target industries. We continue to discover revolutionary solutions and applications for hard-to-solve industry problems. The automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries are particularly receptive to our innovative 3-D digital solutions.”

As Country Manager for India, Ajeet Thakur put together a dynamic sales force which is rapidly creating new direct business opportunities for Creaform. “I'm very excited to work with a technology leader such as Creaform,” indicated Ajeet Thakur. “The company is committed to innovation and has provided several revolutionary 3-D digital solutions to the industry. I look forward to helping Creaform grow in India as we strive to provide best-in-class solutions for customers in various industry verticals."