Lübeck, March 13, 2018. SLM Solutions Group AG is again one of the innovation leaders among German medium-sized firms this year. The company from Lübeck was named an Innovator 2018 by brand eins and Statista. SLM Solutions has already managed the leap into this innovation elite for the second time in a row. In the independent selection process, the globally active manufacturer of metal-based additive manufacturing technology convinced with an outstanding innovation atmosphere.
SLM Solutions Group AG is one the most innovative companies in Germany. This is the result of the latest industry report by brand eins and Statista. The business magazine and the statistics portal thereby honored the performance of SLM Solutions Group AG, which introduces the beneficial use of 3D printing technology in many industries with machines and services of metal-based additive manufacturing. With its metal-based “selective laser melting” process, the company’s machines are used in the automotive and aerospace industries, energy industry, toolmaking and the healthcare system to “print” entire workpieces as well as complex machine parts and components.
"We are delighted that we have received the "Innovator of the Year Award 2018” as a driver of innovation in additive manufacturing again this year," Uwe Bögershausen stated, Chief Executive of the SLM Solutions Group AG.
brand eins has already honored innovative companies in Germany for the third year. In collaboration with the statistics portal Statista, more than 25,000 managers and experts submitted their verdicts. The task was to name the most innovative companies in their sectors from a list of 3,400 companies in 20 industries. A total of 496 innovative companies were nominated, which received more frequent recommendations than the average number as innovative by the surveyed experts. These include Corporate Groups as well as medium-sized companies and start-ups.