Sandviken, Sweden –Sandvik acquired a significant stake in BEAMIT Group, and recently both took another important step forward with the latter acquiring 100% of ZARE. This brings together the two leading Additive Manufacturing (AM) service bureaus in Europe, to create one of the largest AM service providers to support the most demanding industries worldwide.
Sandvik with the right to further increase its stake in BEAMIT over time, have made several important advances together in metal AM over the last six months. BEAMIT is a supplier of advanced metal AM-components to demanding industries, with many significant quality certifications, including AS9100 for aerospace and heat treatments’ NADCAP approval. The business complements Sandvik’s AM offering, which includes the broadest range of metal powders for AM and leading expertise around the entire AM value chain.
Established in 1963, ZARE has steadily become a leading, integrated additive manufacturing service bureau, focusing on high-end components. BEAMIT and ZARE will continue to operate under their respective brand names, but activities will be consolidated under the BEAMIT Group. The merger between the two companies hires more than 100 people based at five facilities, all located within a 40 km area between Parma and Reggio Emilia in Italy. The new Group also has four commercial offices in France, Germany, the UK, and Japan. In combination, the service offers a variety of products, various AM process technologies, post-processing methods, and critical quality certifications in line with demanding industries like aerospace, defense, and energy.
“The AM sector is developing fast and there is a need for AM-specialist partners with the advanced skills and resources required to help industrial customers develop and launch their AM programs. The new AM-constellation consisting of Sandvik and the BEAMIT Group is extremely strong – and will provide our customers with the opportunity to access the complementary and combined power of several leading players, covering the entire AM value chain,” explained Kristian Egeberg, President, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing.
“The extended organization, including ZARE and PRES-X, is created to serve our customers with a true 360-degree service span. It also contributes with greater capacity and financial strength, while securing total reliability for current and new AM-customers. Adding Sandvik’s world-leading materials expertise, we can really change the game together in this high-growth area,” asserted Mauro Antolotti, Founder and Chairman, BEAMIT.
“We are impressed by the synergies offered by the BEAMIT Group and Sandvik. Integrated additive manufacturing, from metal powder to high-end components, is finally concrete. We are writing history,” added Andrea Pasquali, General Manager, ZARE.