2020-10-01

Prototal Industries acquires 3T Additive Manufacturing Polymers

Prototal Industries, the largest and most specialized manufacturing company for polymer additive manufacturing and injection molding in the Nordics, expands its operations into the UK through the acquisition of 3T Additive Manufacturing Polymers.

Customers benefit from a wide range of technologies under Prototal and one of the largest capacities in Europe for polymer additive manufacturing.

Prototal Industries and AM Global Holding have announced today the sale of 3T Additive Manufacturing Polymers (3T AMP) to Prototal, a manufacturing powerhouse from the Nordics for the realization of small batches of prototypes to flexible serial production of plastics parts. AM Global separated 3T AMP earlier this year to focus solely on polymer manufacturing, whilst retaining 3T Additive Manufacturing (3T AM) to focus on metal manufacturing.

The agreement, which was signed yesterday, means 3T AMP customers now become part of the Prototal family, gaining access to a wide range of polymer additive technologies including injection molding and PU casting, under a single brand. The 3T AMP acquisition is Prototal’s first outside the Nordics, marking the company’s intention to extend its reach throughout Europe, by extending its family of specialized manufacturing brands.

3T AMP brings twenty years of industry expertise and one of the largest capacities in Europe for polymer additive manufacturing into the Prototal family. 3T AMP holds some of the highest quality certifications for aerospace (AS 9100) and medical (ISO 13485) production. The company is approved by many of the leading OEMs in the UK for supply of serial components.

Commenting on the deal, Jan Löfving, CEO of Prototal and Henrik Lundell (CSO), said: “Additive manufacturing has been a market constantly growing and innovating, and Prototal has made a number of acquisitions to consolidate its position and expand its offering. 3T AMP has been at the forefront of this market for over twenty years, is a great fit for our family of brands, and will benefit all customers. It is also a strong signal to the market of Prototal’s intention to actively develop the polymer market in the UK and globally.”

3T AMP and its strong and dedicated team will be led by Martin Nottingham, who has been within the company for several years.

Daniel Lichtenstein, Managing Director of AM Global, added: “Joining the Prototal family is an exciting opportunity for the 3T AMP team and its customers. The purchase will accelerate the growth of 3T AMP by immersing itself within a global innovative company. 3T AM will remain an AM Global company and will now be fully focused on the continued success in metal additive manufacturing.”

About Prototal Industries

Prototal Industries offers digital manufacturing of plastic parts using 3d-printing, PU casting and injection molding. The company has a turnover of SEK 360 million and has 175 employees in 6 locations, of which the main factory in Jönköping has 90 employees. The company manufactures prototypes and serial products in plastic and was the pioneer in Europe in 3d-printing.
By applying and creating  the digital thread, the company aims to strengthen its customer’s competitiveness by reducing ’’time to market’’ and improve flexibility to the supply chain.

About AM Global

AM Global Holding GmbH assists customers in accelerating additive manufacturing of large-scale industrial applications, including application development support; the setup of pilot factories to demonstrate target costs, quality and lead time; part production for production ramp-up; and transfer of AM production to customers or suppliers. AM Global is a sister company of EOS GmbH and AM Ventures Holding GmbH.

 

For further information:

Jan Löfving, CEO
+46 (0)765-387222
jan.lofving@prototalindustries.com