Third Dimension, manufacturer of the GapGun, the leading portable laser measurement solution, has boosted its international presence this year by appointing five new distributors; Introtech in Romania, Global Measurements in Mexico, Norcam in Portugal, EngiMA in North Africa, and FTR in Japan.

All five of these new distributors attend training either at Third Dimension’s HQ or have been visited onsite. The key focus will be on developing new and existing customer accounts in their regions, mainly in the automotive and aerospace markets.

Peter Marchbank, CEO at Third Dimension, said: “Exporting is the lifeblood of our business. In the last five years we have invested heavily in our systems, processes and people to enable our exports to increase substantially. Welcoming these new distributors has enabled us to expand our network around the world even further.”

 Third Dimension has been supporting its international business with its applications engineering staff visiting a number of overseas customers and distributors, including India, Argentina, Mexico and South Africa in the last quarter. In order to equip their distributors with as much regionally adapted sales and marketing material to use in their market as possible, the company has produced marketing material in nine languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Hungarian.

Third Dimension exports to over 25 countries worldwide with local support provided by its network of distributors. They also work with leading multinational companies such as Airbus, Volkswagen, Lockheed, Mitsubishi and Embraer. In 2012 exports accounted for 64% of total sales, and this has increased to 84% this year; and exports have grown five-fold in the past 6 years.

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