- New private company will focus on accelerating 3D printing innovation and global adoption of desktop 3D printing solutions
MakerBot and Ultimaker, two market leaders in desktop 3D printing, announced the completion of their merger. This has led to the emergence of UltiMaker, the company’s new brand and a new private company. This new entity aims to provide simple and accessible 3D printing hardware, software, and materials for any application, propelling the industry to a future state of responsible and sustainable manufacturing.
UltiMaker will continue to offer a wide range of solutions to customers by combining both companies’ product platforms under one roof, with well-established brands such as the MakerBot METHOD®, MakerBot SKETCH®, and MakerBot Replicator® 3D printers, and MakerBot CloudPrint™, as well as the Ultimaker 2+ Connect, Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker S5, and Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle. Furthermore, the new company will continue to manage the open communities, Ultimaker Cura, and MakerBot Thingiverse®.
UltiMaker – The New 3D Printing Brand
The newly formed entity will invest capital in market expansions to accelerate growth, drive new product innovation, further research and development, and strengthen its presence across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Former Ultimaker CEO Jürgen von Hollen has decided to leave the company after assisting with the new company’s integration and transition plans in the coming months, and Nadav Goshen will lead the new company as CEO.
“As we begin the next chapter together as UltiMaker, we will continue to focus on developing 3D printing innovations to advance the availability of accessible and easy-to-use 3D printing solutions. By combining our teams and technical expertise, we can work towards developing and delivering a comprehensive portfolio of products to support professional, educational, and light-industrial applications.”– Nadav Goshen, CEO of UltiMaker
Outgoing Ultimaker CEO Jürgen von Hollen said, “With the completion of the merger behind us, we can now focus on integrating the two businesses further and begin creating significant value for customers with leading 3D printing solutions. During the next few months, I look forward to helping the teams get started and take maximum advantage of the newly afforded opportunities.”
The merger’s completion enables UltiMaker to work toward the consolidation of both organisations and product lines. By combining the product portfolios of both companies, UltiMaker will be able to offer a diverse range of products for a variety of applications to customers all over the world. Furthermore, the new company intends to increase R&D efforts in order to develop new products for education and professional customers, with new hardware and software innovations on the horizon.The new company will continue to operate in New York and The Netherlands.
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