Jumbo Group launches the first 3D FARM in the Middle EastOctober 11, 2018
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.
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.
Saeed Al Gergawi, Director of Dubai Future Academy looking at the Jumbo 3D Farm at Jebel Ali.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 the 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 color, 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.
Jumbo 3D Farm
State of art 3D manufacturing facility housing a variety of 3D Technologies, post-processing and finishing units
Proof of concept lab for early adopters.
An initiative to develop a community of collaborating professionals involved in 3D business in the UAE.
It would be available for startups to experiment, learn and use it as a base during the initial cost.
What will Jumbo do towards creating talents?
Jumbo shall organize multilingual seminars training and certification courses to develop the relevant talent in UAE.
These courses will be delivered by subject matter experts selected from top-notch global institutions.
Practical and hands-on training sessions shall be arranged at the 3D manufacturing center at Jebel Ali to act as proof of concept.
Jumbo would help the community and individuals to integrate 3D printing technology to meet their business objectives:
Identifying target industries applications and discovering ways to improve current development practices and offering in-person support and training for engineers, technicians, and designers providing industry expertise on machine and material selection.
Exhausting marketing support in UAE to promote the technology.
Which industries segments will benefit from Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC?
The Industries segments like Aerospace, Architecture, Automotive, Industrial Products, Commercial, Defense, Digital Dentistry, Education, Entertainment, Medical, and government.
How to reach Jumbo 3D Manfacturing LLC?
As informed by Arvind Agrawal, Head of Jumbo Group, concerned parties can dial 800-Jumbo and ask for more information on the 3D Manufacturing LLC and usage of the facilities. Jumbo in process on developing dedicated website/microsite for the same.