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Growth Champion 2018! SLM Solutions Again Selected by Focus and Statista

Another award for strong growth

SLM Solutions Group AG is also among the successful companies in the selection of the growth champions of the year 2018. That is the result of a study conducted by data analysis firm Statista for the German news magazine Focus, which looked for the fastest revenue growth among companies in Germany.

Statista and Focus have made their selections: The 500 German companies with the greatest revenue growth from 2013 to 2016 are in the ranking of the Growth Champions 2018. Again included: The continually strong-growing SLM Solutions Group AG.

Uwe Bögershausen, chief financial officer with SLM Solutions Group AG, is pleased with this positive development: "The fact that we were again named a Growth Champion and consequently are ranked among the top companies in Germany is great confirmation of our work. We are very pleased also to be included in the Focus ranking of the 500 fastest growing companies in Germany. "We have been successful for many years in the development, assembly and sale of machinery and integrated system solutions in selective laser melting. Today, SLM Solutions is a world-leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. From a business perspective, we have come leaps and bounds in the last few years. We are very pleased to be crowned as a Growth Champion for 2018, as it confirms our strong performance." This spurs us on to continue working on our technology and implementing it innovatively. Our employees contribute significantly to our success. Therefore, we would like to express a very special "thank you" to them for their dedication and our extraordinary development."

The basis for the cross-industry ranking is sales and employee growth 2013-2016. From the approx. 3.5 million companies that are represented in the business register, Statista first filtered out the most promising businesses, amounting to almost 12,000, and invited them to participate in "Growth Champions 2018”. The evaluation criteria include the independence of the company, which can be either privately owned or listed on the stock exchange. In addition, the company headquarters must be in Germany. Other criteria include minimum sales of 100,000 euros in the year 2013 and a turnover of at least 1.8 million euros in the year 2016. The reported company data were reviewed and processed by Statista, and then the 500 companies with the highest sales growth received the “Growth Champion 2018” distinction. SLM Solutions can now already enjoy this honor for the second time in a row.