Shining 3D has announced the opening of a new 1,000 sq metre European headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany following its decision to significantly expand its operation in Europe.
Founded in 2004 in Hangzhou, China, Shining 3D has since made a name for itself with its Einscan 3D Scanners (which DEVELOP3D has reviewed here), and a range of solutions for additive manufacturing, including industrial 3D printers for plastics and metals.
Shining 3D Europe already employs a total of 20 people in Stuttgart and a branch in Italy and supports the entire EMEA region.
The bricks and mortar move into the European market should benefit customers with new support and service programs for Shining 3D technologies
Its new facility will include two showrooms, training rooms, further spare part supplies and various business departments such as sales, finance and marketing.
“In addition to the scanning products, the new location enables us to present the entire process chain of additive manufacturing in an industry-oriented manner and to develop suitable solutions for our customers and partners promptly and competently,” said Shining 3D Technology GmbH GM Xiaoping Huang.
Huang added that the company chose its new location in southern Germany due to the ‘numerous important companies and industries, as well as the proximity to the airport and important motorways’.
The key driver for this move look to be in order to cement its position 3D scanning, and raise its profile in additive manufacturing, given the company already produces solutions both in the metal sector with its powder bed fusion technology, and in the polymers sector with SLA, DLP and SLS 3D printers.
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