8/25/2017 | 2 MINUTE READ

HP and Deloitte Announce Alliance

3D printing technology provider HP and digital supply chain expert Deloitte are joining forces to accelerate the digitization of manufacturing. 


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HP and Deloitte have announced an alliance designed to accelerate the “digital transformation” of the global manufacturing industry. The two companies will collaborate on the implementation of HP’s 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments, applying digital operations experience to help enterprises accelerate product design and production, create more flexible manufacturing and supply chains, and optimize efficiency across the manufacturing lifecycle. The partnership is expected to help increase innovation, accelerate time-to-market, reduce costs and waste, and help large enterprises compete more effectively.

The arrangement combines HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions and tools and partner ecosystem with Deloitte’s global client reach and manufacturing relationships, digital operations experience, and supply chain transformation expertise. 

This alliance, which will begin in the U.S. and expand to other geographies, is part of HP and Deloitte’s ongoing collaboration to accelerate digital transformation for the enterprise. Deloitte and HP will offer solutions that combine Deloitte’s business transformation expertise with HP’s managed print, device-as-a-service (DaaS), commercial mobility and cyber-security offerings.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. No sector of the global economy is undergoing more radical transformation than the $12 trillion manufacturing market,” says Dion Weisler, president and CEO, HP Inc. “Companies investing in digital reinvention are poised to outpace their peers. Building on our disruptive 3D printing technology, together with Deloitte we are focused on helping customers transform and win in this new era.”

“The digitalization of global manufacturing operations and practices will impact companies and consumers around the world, and 3D printing will play an important role in fundamentally changing manufacturing as we know it,” says Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen. “This alliance comprises two exceptional brands and brings together HP’s leading 3D printing platform with Deloitte’s digital manufacturing experience and global client reach.”

HP’s 3D printing solutions are already in use with global companies including BMW Group, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Nike and more, as well as manufacturing service bureaus in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.  The company’s end-to-end ecosystem also includes engineering, software, enterprise and manufacturing workflow experts such as SAP, Siemens, Autodesk and Materialise, as well as members of its open 3D material platform including Arkema, BASF, Evonik, Henkel, Lehman & Voss and Sinpec Yanshan Petrochemical Co. 

Meanwhile, Deloitte’s ecosystem of digital collaborates includes Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudera, Dassault Systèmes, Google Cloud, SAP and Siemens. The company will play a role in helping organizations make use of 3D printing technology in their supply chain networks. 

“This new alliance reinforces the longstanding relationships Siemens has built with HP and Deloitte, and creates greater opportunities to digitally transform the global manufacturing industry,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO, Siemens PLM Software. “We see enormous potential in the next generation of product design, engineering, manufacturing and business innovations that elevate the voxel control and production-ready capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.”