Ultimaker Experiences Exceptional First Half of 2020

Global growth and professional innovation in 3D printing has led 3D systems provider Ultimaker to record an outstanding start to 2020, positioning the company for continued expansion into the second half of 2020 and beyond.

Ultimaker, a global leader in professional 3D printing, recently announced that the first half of 2020 was a hallmark year for the company, thanks to several significant business breakthroughs and growth milestones that position the company for continued expansion.

In the first six months of the year, Ultimaker experienced double-digit growth year-over-year globally, including over 30% growth in the US alone. This was due in part to disruption in manufacturing from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a paradigm shift in the global supply chain. Localised manufacturing, reduced downtime and cost reduction have become priorities which coincided with the heightened awareness of professional 3D printing and its impact on productivity. Ultimaker’s notable growth is evidence of this rising trend.

Ultimaker is the largest player in the professional 3D printing market and continues to grow. The company has on-boarded six new resellers in the Americas and implemented a new distribution model in the APAC region to support its go-to-market strategy. Ultimaker’s leadership position is attributed to a customer-centric approach and commitment to maintaining transparent relationships with its business partners and end-users.

In addition to its continued business growth, Ultimaker launched two enterprise solutions in the first half of 2020 ­– Ultimaker Essentials and Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy. Ultimaker Essentials provides professionals with an innovation-ready software platform that enables seamless control and management across distributed 3D printers, and Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy is the company’s new eLearning platform that aids in bridging the skills gap for manufacturers and engineers looking to leverage 3D printing in their supply chain. Both products further Ultimaker’s mission to better enable easy and intuitive 3D printing for enterprise customers.

Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy
Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy launches in late 2020, and includes online courses to ensure your organisation is using 3D printing technology to maximum effect.

“Reflecting back on the first half of 2020, we are proud of the momentum we’ve been able to drive and our ability take over as the leader in the professional 3D printing market despite the unprecedented circumstances,” said Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker.

“We are excited to continue to build on the successes we’ve had this year. The current manufacturing and supply chain landscape has been altered significantly due to effects of the pandemic, but the growth and expansion Ultimaker has experienced signals the industry’s strides toward recovery and points to the rising adoption of professional 3D printing across the supply chain.”

Ultimaker is represented in the UK and Ireland by 3DGBIRE, an approved and preferred Ultimaker reseller. To browse the Ultimaker range of 3D printing systems, visit the 3DGBIRE website, or contact enquiries@3dgbire.com for more information.

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