San Sebastian, Spain – ADDIMAT, the General Assembly of the Spanish Association of Additive and 3D Manufacturing Technologies, elected Jaume Homs as its President for a two-year term. He is Regional Business Manager of HP, in charge of the markets in Spain, the Benelux, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The Association’s new President succeeds Alfonso Urzainki from EGILE CORPORATION XXI, who has led the association for the past four years.
HP joined ADDIMAT in 2017 and has been a member of the Association’s Board of Directors since that time. This multinational company began selling industrial 3D printers in 2016 and has a global base of operations for 3D printing in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), where it also inaugurated the world’s largest 3D printing center in 2019, with more than one hundred industrial printers covering a surface area of more than 14,000 sq mt.
ADDIMAT presented its activities and results for 2020 at the General Assembly, despite a difficult year in which the Association was able to maintain its membership of nearly a hundred. The Management Plan for 2021 was also approved by the Assembly. This year, the sector is expected to return to its previous trend of growth, which has kept its turnover in Spain despite the pandemic. ADDIMAT, along with the Associations AFM, ESKUIN, AFMEC, and UPTEK, is a part of the AFM Cluster, which represents the interests of advanced manufacturing in Spain. AFM Cluster is made up of nearly 600 companies that employ 16,500 people and have a combined turnover of €2.8 billion.
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