Formlabs strengthens its European presence
Dec. 10, 2015 – Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, announced further expansion into the European market today; doubling staff in their EU Head- quarters and adding multiple distribution partners across Europe.
Driven by the success of their critically acclaimed Form 1+ and Form 2 desktop 3D printers, the company is accelerating growth in Europe to match the growing demand. In order to maintain its high standard of sales service and customer support, Formlabs has increased the size of their EU staff and partnered with key European partners to further expand distribution and service to new markets. These efforts have been designed to improve access to Formlabs technology and support in local languages.
“Europe is a key market for Formlabs and its diversity of culture, industries and languages is what makes it so interesting and challenging at the same time” said Michael Sorkin, General Manager at Formlabs Europe. “We have doubled the size of our EU staff and in just 6 months we will have four times the number of employees as we started. We are looking for a variety of skills, but most of all we want people who are passionate about 3D printing and want to disrupt the industry with us”.
“Moreover, we have expanded our reach by adding key distribution partners in more than 10 different countries including Italy, Spain, Benelux, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, and we’re looking for more”, added Sorkin.
Formlabs recently launched the Form 2, the company’s second generation high-resolution, desktop stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer at Euromold 2015. The printer has received critical acclaim. TrustedRe- views.com noted that the Forms is “capable of the best print quality you can get from a desktop 3D printer.” Make Magazine also rated Form 2 as the “Best SLA 3D Printer” of 2016. The Form 2 began shipping to customers in late November and it’s available for purchase for €3,299 on formlabs.com
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.