Sunbelt Rentals will rent and sell Matterport’s hardware and services, such as the newly-launched Matterport Pro3, making it easier than ever for UK customers to capture digital replicas of the real world
SUNNYVALE, Calif., October. 25, 2022 — Matterport, Inc. (“Matterport”) (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, is partnering with Sunbelt Rentals, the UK’s largest and greenest provider of rental equipment, to sell and rent Matterport hardware and services to Sunbelts’ customers. Through the partnership, Sunbelt Rentals will make the Matterport Axis, Pro2, and the newly-launched Pro3 available across its online store and over 200 network branches.
With businesses in the construction and commercial real estate sectors continuing their digital transformation journeys, the collaboration makes it easier for them to access the technology and services needed to create replicas of physical environments. These digital twins can be used to enable remote management of properties, showcase features virtually, reduce design and construction costs, manage projects and create models that enhance facilities management and enable the implementation of sustainability and efficiency measures.
“Sunbelt Rentals has witnessed continuous growth, from a wide cross section of customers across all industries both hiring and purchasing equipment to create digital twins on a regular basis,” said Stuart Nash, Survey Director at Sunbelt Rentals UK. “We are seeing increased demand for products and solutions that help businesses digitise and visualise projects, spaces and all types of environments, and this partnership with Matterport will help us to deliver on this growing demand. We are delighted to offer our customers the capability to deliver comprehensive digital data, for scenarios including facilities management and generating Building Information Modelling (BIM) models for anyone to use. With the company’s technology and expertise in the space, Matterport is a perfect partner to add to Sunbelt Rentals technology portfolio in the UK.”
Sunbelt Rentals will also act as an official reseller for Matterport Pro3, the company’s first-ever 3D LiDAR camera. The camera scans indoor and outdoor spaces faster than all previous models, with the highest accuracy of its product line-up. The models can also be shared online via a Matterport SaaS subscription, to improve collaboration and efficiency.
“We are tremendously excited to be partnering with Sunbelt Rentals UK to offer our new Pro3 camera and digital twin capabilities to the company’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and facilities management customers,” said Nick Halls, Senior Director at Matterport. “Digitising built spaces is of growing importance in these sectors because it makes documentation, reporting, collaboration, promotion and operation much easier. Our Pro series cameras, Capture Services and SaaS platform are ideally suited to these applications while the price point makes it affordable for every project. Sunbelt’s project expertise will help customers to leverage Matterport digital twins to deliver projects faster, within budget and to the highest standard.”
About Sunbelt Rentals
Sunbelt Rentals forms part of FTSE 100 Company, Ashtead Group plc and is the UK’s largest equipment rental company with over 195 service centres nationwide, more than 4,000 employees and over 35,000 customers in the construction, industrial, infrastructure, utilities and event sectors.
Sunbelt’s Survey specialists assist customers with a consultative sales approach designed to find full solutions to their project needs. This includes options for full training, technical support and servicing.