Company leads the professional 3D printing market fueled by customer-first approach
UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS - MediaOutReach - September 3, 2020 - Ultimaker, the global leader in professional3D printing, today announced that the first half of 2020 was a hallmark yearfor the company thanks to several significant business breakthroughs and growthmilestones that position the company for continued expansion in the second halfof 2020 and beyond.
Inthe first six months of the year, Ultimaker experienced double-digit growth year-over-yearglobally, including over 30% growth in the US alone. This was due in part todisruption in manufacturing from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a paradigmshift in the global supply chain. Localized manufacturing, reduced downtime andcost reduction have become priorities which coincided with the heightedawareness of professional 3D printing and its impact on productivity.Ultimaker's notable growth is evidence of this rising trend.
Ultimakeris the largest player in the professional 3D printing market and continues togrow. The company has on-boarded six new resellers in the Americas andimplemented a new distribution model in the APAC region to support theirgo-to-market strategy. Ultimaker's leadership position is attributed to acustomer-centric approach and commitment to maintaining transparent relationshipswith its business partners and end-users.
Inaddition to its continued business growth, Ultimaker launched two enterprisesolutions in the first half of 2020 -- Ultimaker Essentialsand Ultimaker3D Printing Academy. Ultimaker Essentials provides professionals with aninnovation-ready software platform that enables seamless control and managementacross distributed 3D printers, and Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy is thecompany's new eLearning platform that aids in bridging the skills gap formanufacturers and engineers looking to leverage 3D printing in their supplychain. Both products further Ultimaker's mission to better enable easy andintuitive 3D printing for enterprise customers.
"Reflectingback on the first half of 2020, we are proud of the momentum we've been able todrive and our ability take over as the leader in the professional 3D printingmarket despite the unprecedented circumstances," said Jos Burger, CEO ofUltimaker. "We are excited to continue to build on the successes we've had thisyear. The current manufacturing and supply chain landscape has been alteredsignificantly due to effects of the pandemic, but the growth and expansionUltimaker has experienced signals the industry's strides toward recovery andpoints to the rising adoption of professional 3D printing across the supplychain."
Since2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers,software, and materials that enable professional designers and engineers toinnovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in professional 3Dprinting. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore --plus production facilities in Europe and the US -- its global team of over 400employees work together to accelerate the world's transition to digitaldistribution and local manufacturing. Ultimaker.com