Leading desk-top 3-D printing company Ultimaker has announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Utrecht (in the heart of the Netherlands); the company has also revealed new branding, as it grows to meet demand.
Over the last few years, Ultimaker has significantly expanded its team to support new and existing customers in all regions of the world.
According to the 24th edition of the Wohlers Report, the revenue of the overall additive-manufacturing market is expected to reach $35.6 billion in 2024 (up from $7 billion in 2018), and Ultimaker’s own growth supports these findings.
Founded in January 2011, the company currently employs around 400 people, and there are now some 125,000 Ultimaker 3-D printers in the field (compared with about 67,000 in 2017).
Furthermore, its Ultimaker Cura open-source software has 500,000 unique users per month (an increase of 100% in one year) and processes 1.4 million print jobs per week (a 200% increase in one year).
Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker, said: “The strategic alliances we have formed over the last few years are boosting the adoption of 3-D printing in the professional environment, with compelling business cases from global enterprises such as Ford, L’Oréal, Airbus, Volkswagen Autoeuropa and Decathlon inspiring others to embed desk-top 3-D printing in their professional work-flow.
“We selected this brand-new building as our headquarters because it is easily accessible for our employees and will support our on-going growth, as we attract new talent to help professionals innovate with 3-D printing . . . This is a great moment to also announce the rebranding of our corporate identity.
“The new logo and the other visual assets are designed with the fullest respect for our legacy and aimed to further strengthen Ultimaker as a B2B brand.”
While its new headquarters are in Creative Valley at Utrecht Central Station, Ultimaker has its production facility in Zaltbommel and additional office space in Geldermalsen (both in the Netherlands).