Walmart CEO Says Retail Giant May Buy 3D Printer Company

By on June 6th, 2014 in Corporate


At an event during the re/Code Conference Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon hinted that his company might be in the market to acquire a 3D printing company.

According to McMillon, “Three-D printing is interesting to me, [Walmart] can use 3D printing over time for replacement parts.”

When pressed on whether Walmart would be interested in buying 3D printing companies, McMillon stated that the idea might be the best solution “in some cases.” Though the company has been on the lookout for valuable acquisitions recently, owning a 3D printing company of their own could benefit a company already known for excellent logistics.