GE Additive inaugurates new additive manufacturing facility in Germany

Known as GE Additive Lichtenfels, the 40,000 sqm facility will become the new home for GE Additive Concept Laser teams. The announcement follows the opening of the new Arcam EBM Center of Excellence in Sweden, not to mention the company’s continuous investments in other manufacturing centres across Europe and North America.

GE Additive is now able to meet the growing demand for its technology and the shift to AM serial production through several European dedicated sites. Acknowledged as a 3D Printing leader in the region, the AM specialist will also pave the way to additional industry 4.0 jobs.

Bavarian Minister of Sciences Bernd Sibler officiated the ceremony in front of local politicians and business partners.

In Bavaria, global players find exceptional conditions for successful and future-forward investments to take to the world. The opening of the new GE Additive Lichtenfels facility in Upper Franconia is one such example. It is a great win for the people in the region and there many valuable opportunities for business and science to cooperate. The future of the additive manufacturing industry is being shaped in Lichtenfels”, Minister Bernd Sibler stated.

The Lichtenfels campus can host up to 700 employees. The manufacturer of metal AM systems still has to complete the transition of production from the current Concept Laser site to the new facility. Furthermore, still under construction, the office block is expected to be finished next year. Remaining teams will therefore relocate later.

This milestone is certainly the result of the increasing interest in lean manufacturing and such interest absolutely requires a great place to work.

Jason Oliver, President & CEO, GE Additive said, “there has been a lot of interest in the building over the past three years, both locally and from our customers.  We want this modern, Lean manufacturing production facility, here in Bavaria, to become a global focal point for the additive industry.  We have created a collaborative environment for our customers and our teams. And, making the campus a great place to work for our people has been a top priority from the early planning stages.”

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