MakerBot, a Stratasys company, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, USA, and Ultimaker, Utrecht, the Netherlands, have announced the completion of their merger. Under the new brand – UltiMaker – the company aims to provide easy and accessible Additive Manufacturing hardware, software and materials for various applications. The new company will continue to operate in New York and the Netherlands.
Combining both companies’ products platform under one brand, UltiMaker will continue to offer such as products as the Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit, Ultimaker 2+ Connect, Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker S5, and Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle under brands such as MakerBot METHOD®, MakerBot SKETCH®, and MakerBot Replicator® Additive Manufacturing machines, and MakerBot CloudPrint™. In addition, the open communities, Ultimaker Cura and MakerBot Thingiverse® will continue to be managed by the new company.
The newly formed entity will invest capital in an effort to accelerate growth, drive new product innovation, further R&D, and strengthen its presence across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific through market expansions. UltiMaker will operate from New York and in the Netherlands. Nadav Goshen will lead the new company as its CEO, while former Ultimaker CEO Jürgen von Hollen has decided to leave the business after assisting with the integration and transition plans for the new company over the coming months.
“With the completion of the merger behind us, we can now focus on integrating the two businesses further and begin creating significant value for customers with leading 3D printing solutions,” stated von Hollen. “During the next few months, I look forward to helping the teams get started and take maximum advantage of the newly afforded opportunities.”
Goshen added, “As we begin the next chapter together as UltiMaker, we will continue to focus on developing 3D printing innovations to advance the availability of accessible and easy-to-use 3D printing solutions. By combining our teams and technical expertise, we can work towards developing and delivering a comprehensive portfolio of products to support professional, educational, and light-industrial applications.”