REHOVOT, Israel, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Objet Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with CIM Co, the Mexican company specializing in CAD/CAM, CAE, rapid prototyping & 3D Scanning, inspection & deformation analysis. Together, both companies will step up the presence of Objet's 3D Printers and materials in the Mexican market. CIM Co. clients include automotive and aerospace companies, as well as a range of companies in the plastics, electronics, stamping, casting and heavy industry, and shoe industries. " Mexico is a key strategic market for Objet," said Gilad Gans, Executive Vice President for Objet. "We are delighted to team up with a savvy partner that supplements our 3D printing offering with a strong footprint in Mexico, together with world-class service and industry knowledge. There is no doubt that a key success factor for us is a strong local presence, and CIM Co. will be instrumental in helping drive our continued growth in this market." Objet's activities in the Mexican region are handled by Objet's Emerging Markets division, which is focused on markets with strong growth potential for rapid prototyping and 3D printing. Objet's Mexican partners and customers in Mexico and Central America benefit from significant sales, marketing and operation investments, under the management of Andrew Dehart, Objet's recently-hired Regional Manager for Central America. Dehart has two decades of experience in rapid prototyping and 3D Printing, including 11 years as ZCorporation's VP of Western Hemisphere Sales and three years helping launch the Stratasys 3D Printing program. Hans Schwerdt, General Manager of CIM Co, added: "Objet's high-quality prototype solutions and its highly versatile material offering are perfectly suited to the market segments we serve. As it addresses a wide range of needs in multiple industries, the Objet offering is an excellent fit with our broad customer base and contact network." About CIM Co.