Immensa, MENA’s leading additive manufacturing and digital warehousing company, has inaugurated a new facility in Saudi Arabia as part of its ambitious regional expansion plans.
His Excellency Eng. Osama bin Abdulaziz Al-Zamil, Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources inaugurated the 1,500-square-meter facility in Dammam, which is the result of a $15 million investment.
The facility is the first private sector industrial-grade additive manufacturing center in the Kingdom and will be a key enabler in the shift of the local manufacturing base from traditionally low-value product production using conventional manufacturing to high-value production.
Immensa’s new factory will enable high-value parts for sectors such as oil & gas, energy, and petrochemicals to be produced on demand and locally.
Mr. Ali Abdulaziz Alturki, Chairman of Immensa, said that, “Immensa exists to localize the production and supply of spare parts across various critical industries. This new facility marks the expansion of our efforts to onshore production to help industries reinforce and decarbonize their value chains. Additive manufacturing today is a firmly established process, and we are harnessing the power of 3D printing to support local industries, economic growth, and sustainability.”
“Immensa has ambitious expansion plans, which are underpinned by local talent and engineers. We will continue empowering the industrial ecosystem to ensure not only that we are a major player in this field, but also that Saudi Arabia and the wider region lead in local on-demand, advanced manufacturing,” Mr. Alturki added.
According to the statement, “Managed and run by a local team of additive manufacturing experts, the new facility has various cutting-edge technologies and is supported by more than 30 specialized engineers. It features General Electric Additive 3D printers, including the region’s largest metal laser melting machine for the toolless manufacture of complex parts.”