SLM Solutions continues to expand and opens new office in Shanghai
Luebeck, Nov. 4,2015. The SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading provider of metal based additive manufacturing technology (also commonly referred to as “3D printing”), continues the global growth strategy with the opening of an office in Shanghai. In Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Songjiang New Industrial Park the resident subsidiary will operate as SLM Solutions Shanghai Co. Ltd. The company will work from this location the entire Chinese market.
SLM Solutions is also engaged by the predecessor organization with local partners in the Chinese market for nearly 20 years. By opening its own representative office in Shanghai, the direct contact to the rapidly growing customer base in China is now expanded and consolidated.
In the presence of the Minister for Economic Affairs of Schleswig-Holstein, Reinhard Meyer, a representative of the local government of Shanghai, the Executive Board Chairman Dr. Markus Rechlin and other guests of honor the new branch office will be inaugurated in Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Songjiang New Industrial Park on November 12th.
"The opening of the SLM Solutions office in Shanghai is the logical consequence of a strong requests from our customers and partners in China," said Dr. Markus Rechlin, CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG. "Under the leadership of Liu Hong SLM China will continue to support its customers and partners in the region and strengthen its good position on the spot. The new subsidiary of SLM Solutions in Shanghai is another step towards building a lasting presence in the Asian market and an investment in long-term customer relationships.
"The new subsidiary will provide the entire product portfolio of SLM Solutions. These include the SLM® machines, the consumables and the complete service. In addition to sales, the company focuses on the development and expansion of service and dealer network throughout China. At the location in Shanghai was also invested in a demonstration plant of the type SLM®280HL. This system will produce components for prospective client.
"I am delighted to be able to drive the expansion of SLM Solutions through a local presence in Shanghai with," said Liu Hong, general manager of SLM Solutions Shanghai Co. Ltd. , "In China, the demand rises for systems of generative production technology with high-precision production of small series and prototypes. We enable organizations through our systems to optimize their production, even more efficient and independent than before. "
"SLM Solutions Shanghai Co. Ltd. will expand the success of the parent company in the market for metal-based additive manufacturing technology in the future also in the emerging market of China and will offer our prospective clients in China an attractive alternative to the already operating competitors in the market." says Andreas Frahm, Director of Sales, Marketing and Service SLM Solutions GmbH. "I am confident that we will develop us in a strong and reliable partner in the entire Chinese market in the coming years."