Ultimaker, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Utrecht, in the heart of The Netherlands, and revealed new branding as the company grows to meet the demand for professional 3D printing solutions around the world. In the last several years, the company has significantly expanded its overall business and team to service new and existing customers across every region on the planet.
According to the 24th edition of The Wohlers Report, revenue for the overall additive manufacturing market is expected to climb to $35.6 billion in 2024, up from $7 billion in 2018. Ultimaker’s own growth supports these findings. The company, founded in January 2011, currently employs around 400 people. There are now 125,000 Ultimaker 3D printers in the field, compared to approximately 67,000 units in 2017. Ultimaker Cura, the company’s open source software, has 500,000 unique users per month, up 100% in one year, and processes 1.4 million print jobs per week, a 200% increase in one year.
“The strategic alliances we have formed over the last few years are boosting the adoption of 3D printing within the professional environment. Compelling business cases from global enterprises such as Ford, L’Oréal, Airbus, Volkswagen Autoeuropa, and Decathlon inspire others to embed desktop 3D printing in their professional workflow,” said Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker.
While the new headquarters will be located in Creative Valley at Utrecht Central Station, Ultimaker also has its production facility in Zaltbommel and additional office spaces in Geldermalsen in the Netherlands.
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