Materialise has announced its acquisition of leading Polish provider of rapid prototyping and 3D printing technologies e-Prototypy.
The market leader in the Poland region, e-Prototypy has been active since 2008, offering a broad range of 3D printing solutions with a specialisation in the production of laser sintering components, while it has invested in scanning and reverse engineering services in recent years.
Vice-President of Industrial Production at Materialise Bart Van Der Schueren said: "With the acquisition of e-Prototypy, Materialise shows its commitment to further invest in the east-European market.
"Thanks to the acquisition, Polish customers will be gaining access to the vast production capacity of Materialise. Furthermore, current Materialise customers will benefit from access to the scanning and reverse engineering services of e-Prototypy."
Vice-CEO and Co-Founder of e-Prototypy Grzegorz Sworobowicz said: "We see a lot of opportunities for growth in the Polish market and by joining Materialise, the e-Prototypy team looks forward to helping even more people in the region realise the benefits of the services and solutions we have to offer.
"As part of Materialise, our customers will be given access to even better service with a larger range of 3D printing technologies and they can benefit from Materialise's 23 years of experience in this industry."
Since 2005, Materialise has been a market leader in the Czech market through its subsidiary in Usti Nad Labem, which is north of Prague and near to the Czech-German border. It is one of the best-known service bureaux in the industry with its reach extending throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
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