The Berlin-based 3D printer manufacturer BigRep has acquired its Austrian competitor Hage3D. BigRep intends to expand its portfolio for industrial 3D printing through the acquisition, as the company announced. Financial details were not disclosed.
According to BigRep CEO Sven Thate, the companies complement each other perfectly. Hage3D specializes in high-temperature 3D printers, while BigRep tends to offer solutions for lower temperatures.
Together, they now cover the entire range and can offer customers a wide variety. Together, BigRep and HAGE3D have a high-quality portfolio of industrial 3D printers with build volumes of up to one cubic meter that can process the full range of standard, engineering and high-performance thermoplastics in low-, medium- and high-temperature build chambers. Hage3D’s products are also marketed globally through BigRep’s worldwide sales network, says Thate.
Hage3D Managing Director Thomas Janics also sees great growth opportunities in the acquisition. Until now, Hage3D’s focus has been on the German-speaking region. Now the company can offer its own high-temperature printers internationally.