SLM Solutions is celebrating is celebrating the grand opening of its application center in Shanghai. It’s already been 4 years that the company has established an office to serve the Chinese market. The announcement follows the recent appointment of Meddah Hadjar as CEO of the company.
An appointment that was made alongside the capital increase of the company to support further growth and R&D projects. A total investment of approximately €13 million from Elliott, SLM’s largest shareholder and ENA Investment Capital.
The opening of this new facility is certainly the first step in this commitment towards the industry but much more is to come. In the meantime, SLM Solutions envisions a future full of projects in the Chinese market.
A new range of possibilities
Customers, industry contacts, and local government representatives had the opportunity to appreciate the first tour of the facility. Customer success stories, such as from Divergent3D on the prospects for industrializing metal additive manufacturing, were also incorporated into the day.
At the equipment level, the facility will rely on four selective laser melting machines installed, one SLM®125, two SLM®280, and one SLM®500 system. Systems that can support the process-chain to an SLM build, post-processing systems, a metallurgical lab, as well as a powder storage unit will complete this portfolio.
“China is a growth market for us as the manufacturing sector is continuing to transform with industrial selective laser melting applications,” Meddah Hadjar, CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG said. “This new office not only continues our commitment to the Chinese market, but also provides more resources for our local experts to support customers, ensuring they are successful and facilitating their innovation.”
“As we continue to grow our Chinese team, the opening of our Shanghai Application Center is an important milestone in SLM Solutions’ development and indicates the confidence in the Chinese market. As part of the global strategy for growth we have the capacity to more than double our number of employees and the equipment to support all Chinese users with the technological resources shared by our applications centers around the world. We can also provide high-quality, fast technical services to better promote the development of selective laser melting and create more value for customers,” says Jerry Ma, General Manager of SLM Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
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