Dutch manufacturing service 3D Hubs continues to expand throughout Europe. After the recent launch of its offices in the country of Molière, the company announces today the opening of new offices in Berlin.
The new office will take in charge the DACH region for the Netherlands-based service provider. In case you wonder how they have been able to establish so fast in two European countries, let us remind you that they have been backed by Tony Fadell (iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, Nest founder, and Future Shape principal) for the opening of the French office in December, and they had previously secured a $20 million Series C funding, with the goal of growing out of their Amsterdam-based headquarters.
So, despites the fact that Germany has been recognized as a leading country in the AM development and in the European industry in general, the country of Merkel has recently experienced a decline in manufacturing output. Issues about pricing, efficiency and scalability continue to challenge traditional manufacturing approaches, especially when competing nations transition faster as they embrace the rise of industry 4.0 and IoT.
“The new era of digital manufacturing opens huge opportunities up to the industry, but only a small percentage of German manufacturing companies have leveraged the power of online, on demand and distributed manufacturing. Despite being Europe’s industrial powerhouse, Germany only ranks 17th globally when it comes to digital manufacturing. We’re excited to be empowering German companies with a digital platform that allows them to compete with the biggest players in the industry”, said 3D Hubs.
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