Additive Industries wins The New Champions competition

Additive Industries—a Netherlands-based manufacturer of industrial metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems—has been named winner of De Nieuwe Kampioenen (The New Champions), a competition run by the Dutch national newspaper Financieele Dagblad to seek out the most promising, young technology companies.

For the third year running, the competition’s jury scouted for ‘new champions’; these being ambitious and fast growing Netherlands-born companies that offer disruptive technologies and serve international markets. 

The jury panel comprised four prominent individuals from the Netherlands, namely:

  • Eva Gladek, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Metabolic, a cleantech development and system consulting firm;
  • Jan Hommen, vice president of the supervisory board of Ahold Delhaize, an international food retailer, and chairman of the supervisory boards of Koninklijke VolkerWessels, a construction engineering company, and Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM), an investment company;
  • Justin Jansen, professor of corporate entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University; and
  • Robert Verwaayen, founder and general partner of Keen Venture Partners, a venture capital (VC) firm.

After a rigorous selection process and a penultimate round that narrowed the contestants down to eight, all four jury members unanimously agreed that Additive Technologies be named overall winner.

‘We are extremely proud to win this competition,’ said Daan A.J. Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries. ‘It is recognition of our industrial 3D metal printing systems’ [ability to produce] high-end products and parts in demanding industries for leading companies like Airbus, BMW and GKN.’