3D Systems Acquires Z Corp, Vidar

3D Systems Corporation (Rock Hill, South Carolina) has agreed to purchase Z Corporation (Burlington, Massachusetts) and Vidar Systems (Herndon, Virginia) from Ratos AB, a Swedish private equity company.

News Item From: 11/30/2011 Modern Machine Shop

3D Systems Corporation (Rock Hill, South Carolina) has agreed to purchase Z Corporation (Burlington, Massachusetts) and Vidar Systems (Herndon, Virginia) from Ratos AB, a Swedish private equity company. The merger provides customers with a integrated platform of the respective companies’ 3D content-to-print solutions, including printers, print materials and custom parts services from 3D Systems, multi-color inkjet 3D printing from Z Corporation, and optical imaging technology from Vidar Systems.
 
“We believe that the perfect strategic fit between these businesses, combined with expanded capabilities in product development, channel coverage, manufacturing and marketing, could present sizeable revenue and cost synergies that together offer significant long-term customer benefits and shareholder value,” says Abe Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems.

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