3D printing firm sets up base in Lancashire

3D printing technology company is to establish its UK headquarters in Lancashire which will create 20 new jobs.

A company in the expanding 3D printing technology market is to establish its UK headquarters in Lancashire which will create 20 new jobs.

The business, Ultimaker International, will set up base in Chorley for the selling, marketing and distribution of its 3D printers as part of its international business plan and services.

The Dutch based manufacturer is looking to establish Ultimaker as a leader in the expanding market of 3D printing technology with a mission to continuously innovate and be the best desktop 3D printer.

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The UK base, decided by the Board of the firm to establish a UK based international company, is to market and distribute the company’s product range internationally, with over 25 countries planned in the first phase.

The move could lead to more jobs being created as the company consider adding a production/assembly unit to the base in the next couple of years.

The director of Ultimaker International Ltd, Mick Mayor, said “We’re delighted to be establishing a site in Chorley and this will be our UK base as we look to expand in what is a new technology.

“3D printing is already big business and in the next few years will grow to become an even bigger part of people’s everyday lives. We chose Chorley because of its central location in the North West and the help from the council means we are able to create bespoke office space.”

Coun Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, added: “The 3D printing business is a market that is really starting to expand so for Ultimaker to choose Chorley is a huge boost for the borough.”

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