A 40,000sqm ultra-modern facility in Lichtenfels, Germany forms the latest part of GE’s continued investment in Lean Manufacturing sites, adapting to growing customer demand for its technology and the shift to serial production.
The site will become the new home for GE Additive’s Concept Laser teams where it will crack on with implementing its outlook for Industry 4.0 in Upper Franconia.
Bavarian Minister of Sciences Bernd Sibler popped along to the opening and remarked: “In Bavaria, global players find exceptional conditions for successful and future-forward investments to take to the world.
“The opening of the new GE Additive Lichtenfels facility in Upper Franconia is one such example. It is a great win for the people in the region and there many valuable opportunities for business and science to cooperate. The future of the additive manufacturing industry is being shaped in Lichtenfels.”
The company recently opened a new facility in Gothenburg, Sweden as a center of excellence for its Arcam EBM products.
The GE Additive Lichtenfels campus has capacity for up to 700 employees and the transition of production from the current Concept Laser site to the new facility is well underway and will continue throughout 2019.