The ExOne Company, a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced that the company has begun transitioning into its newly completed European headquarters facility in Gershofen, Germany, located in the district of Augsburg.
The facility comprises approximately 150,700 square feet of production, warehouse, service and R&D space in addition to approximately 27,600 sq-ft for offices. ExOne is consolidating its five existing leased facilities in Augsburg, which currently occupy an aggregate of approximately 77,500 sq-ft, into its new facility. The move is intended to provide expansion capacity to support the company's global growth strategy.
"We are beginning to transition our activities, which include production, warehousing, a production service center, an R&D lab, as well as our European headquarters into our new location, and we expect to have completed our move through November," said Rainer Hoechsmann, chief development officer and general manager of ExOne GmbH. "We are proud to dedicate our state-of-the-art facility as the 'S. Kent Rockwell' 3D Printing Innovation Center' in honor of the leadership and significant financial support that Kent Rockwell has made in ExOne and its innovations in 3D binder jetting technology." Rockwell has been the leading executive of ExOne since his affiliated company purchased it in 2007, and guided the company through its initial public offering in February 2013.