Lots of reasons to celebrate at voxeljet AG: the innovative company, which has made a name for itself around the world as a manufacturer of industrial 3D printing systems and a service provider for the on-demand production of molds and models, received the Bavarian Founder's Prize 2015 (Bayerischer Gründerpreis) in the Up-and-Coming category for its outstanding performance.
Dr. Ingo Ederer and Rudolf Franz, members of voxeljet's executive board, were on hand to receive the prize at the festive award ceremony at the Nuernberg Convention Center on 21 May 2015: "Receiving the Bavarian Founder's Prize is another important milestone in voxeljet's history. This award honors exceptionally successful companies that have contributed to the performance of Bavaria as a business location. The fact that the jury has considered us for this category is a great honor for the entire voxeljet team. We view this award not just as an acknowledgment of our activities to date, but also as a highly motivating incentive to continue turning our vision into reality," says Franz.
With the development of industrial high-performance 3D printing systems, voxeljet has been able to bring the advantages of digital production, which does away with the time- and cost-intensive construction of molds and systems, to many industry sectors. 3D printing delivers significant time and cost advantages for conventional users from the automotive and engineering industries and an increasing number of new users in architecture, life sciences, the film and entertainment industry and many more. As a result of the triumphant success of the 3D technology, the company, which was started in Augsburg in 1999 with four employees and is now listed on the stock exchange, has become a global player with more than 200 employees and branch offices and representations around the globe.
The expansive and successfully implemented corporate strategyis probably one of the reasons why voxeljet received the award in the Up-and-Coming category. The Bavarian Founder's Prize, an initiative of the Sparkassen, stern, ZDF and Porsche, has been awarded to Bavarian entrepreneurs and initiatives for the six categories Concept, StartUp, Up-and-Coming, Succession, Special Prize and Lifetime Achievement since 1997.