Strategic Location Enables Optomec to Serve Its Customers and Partners and Address Growing Demand Throughout the Region
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 27, 2018 — Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing (AM) systems for 3D Printed Metals and 3D Printed Electronics, today announced the opening of Optomec GmbH, its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations Center in Dübendorf, Switzerland. Optomec GmbH will be located at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. As an institution of the ETH Domain, Empa is affiliated with the ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) a world-leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics university, which boasts Albert Einstein as its most famous alumni.
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Dave Ramahi and Urs Berger, Optomec. Harald Moder- Merconics, Lars Sommerhäuser and Pierangelo Gröning -EMPA at the Coating Competency Center Lab at Empa in Switzerland. Photo courtesy of Optomec.
“Recognized for its leading-edge research in materials science and interdisciplinary technology, Empa is an ideal setting for Optomec to establish its EMEA Operations Center,” said Mike Kardos, VP World Wide Sales at Optomec. “Our office and demo center will be staffed with engineers and service technicians as well as the latest equipment to better support our partners and grow our customer base in the region. Also, our partnership with Empa enables Optomec to leverage their extensive network of European partnerships and collaborate on research activities that are well aligned with Optomec’s technology roadmap.”
“The new EMEA office demonstrates Optomec's commitment to growing our presence and serving our clients in this region,” said Urs Berger, Optomec Director of Sales for EMEA. “I'm pleased to play an integral role in this expansion and look forward to the exciting development opportunities this presents for our clients and our industry.”
Empa is a materials science and technology research institution, which belongs to the ETH domain. It specializes in application focused research and development and provides high-level services in the field of sustainable materials science and technology. Empa employs around 1,000 people in three places (Dübendorf, St. Gallen, and Thun).
Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec patented Aerosol Jet Systems for 3D printed electronics and LENS Systems for 3D printed metals are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the electronics, energy, life sciences and aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec additive manufacturing solutions click here.
LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia National Labs; Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec.