The ExOne Company, a manufacturer of 3D printing machines and printed products, has held a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a new $20 million facility in Gersthofen, Augsburg, Germany. The facility will include space for production, warehouse, service and R&D, as well as housing ExOne’s European headquarters. Construction is scheduled for completion in the latter half of 2014.
The new facility will allow ExOne to consolidate its five existing leased facilities in Augsburg into the new site, as well as providing expansion capacity.
During the ceremony Rainer Hoechsmann, General Manager of ExOne GmbH, highlighted the company’s continued commitment to the region. “This event marked a significant step forward as we capitalise on the substantial business foundation we have created in Augsburg to access global markets,” stated Hoechsmann.
ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its factories in the United States and Germany. The company also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, along with other services including training and technical support for purchasers of its machines.