Concept Laser, Lichtenfels, Germany, has announced that both the company and its founder and President & CEO Frank Herzog have been presented with numerous prizes and awards in recent months. As well as winning the ‘International Additive Manufacturing Award 2016’ in March 2016, Concept Laser and Herzog received five further awards.
“Our drive to improve the quality and speed in Additive Manufacturing have helped to establish 3D metal printing as a manufacturing technology and even make it of interest for industrial series production,” stated Herzog. “We see the rapid development of recent years and the awards that have come with this as the motivation to continue to advance 3D metal printing and develop it at the very highest level.”
Herzog awarded best pioneer and best CEO
In October 2016, Herzog was honoured by the European Business magazine (UK) as the “Best Pioneer in the Manufacturing and 3D Printing Industry 2016.” In December 2016, for the second time in a row, Herzog was also awarded “Best CEO in the Additive Manufacturing Industry.” This award has been presented for more than eight years in different categories by the “European CEO” magazine in London, UK.
Focus “Growth Champions 2017”
Concept Laser’s successes as a business are also reflected directly in the company’s growth in sales. For the second year in a row, Germany’s Focus magazine voted the developer and machine manufacturer one of the Focus “Growth Champions” with its outstanding sales growth. Within the space of three years, sales at Concept Laser rose from €17.7 million to €67.3 million.
Bavarian Innovation Award 2016
For the third time, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Economy and Media, Energy and Technology, the Bavarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Consortium of Bavarian Chambers of Crafts presented the Bavarian Innovation Award in the Hall of Honour of the German Museum in Munich. The Bavarian State Government presents the award to recognise companies that have the courage and persistence to try new things and develop innovative ideas until they become economically viable. Concept Laser won the coveted award with its ‘QM Meltpool 3D’ quality assurance module and with the application motto “X-raying without X-rays.”
Materialica Design + Technology Award 2016
But Concept Laser and its project partners were also able to win people over with applications at the Materialica trade show in Munich. Together with the companies EDAG Engineering, Laser Zentrum Nord and the BLM Group, Concept Laser received the “Materialica Design + Technology Award 2016.”