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:
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.’