FIT Additive Manufacturing establishes

March 29, 2023

“This helps us to define ourselves more clearly,” states Carl Fruth, CEO of FIT Additive Manufacturing Group (Courtesy FIT Additive Manufacturing Group)
“This helps us to define ourselves more clearly,” states Carl Fruth, CEO of FIT Additive Manufacturing Group (Courtesy FIT Additive Manufacturing Group)

FIT Additive Manufacturing Group, Lupburg, Germany, has reorganised its operational structure, with a newly established subsidiary GmbH uniting all services related to Additive Manufacturing under one roof. This will include the Additive Manufacturing of prototypes and tools as well as single part, series, and spare part manufacturing. FIT Production GmbH will continue to be active for customers in the field of medical technology.

Founded as a service provider for prototyping in 1995, FIT has since focused on the Additive Manufacturing of prototypes and tools. In 2011, following the increased importance of industrial series manufacturing, the prototyping as well as the series manufacturing businesses were spun off into the two subsidiaries FIT Prototyping GmbH and FIT Production GmbH.

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Today however, the company explains that the formerly quite distinctive businesses are converging more and more as customers’ needs are changing. In response to this, a large part of the business of FIT Production GmbH has been merged into FIT Prototyping GmbH, which has hence become GmbH. This means customers will receive all FIT services from one company.

“We have realised that the splitting into two separate subsidiaries has led to some kind of confusion among customers,” stated Carl Fruth, CEO of FIT Additive Manufacturing Group. “Just recently, our annual customer satisfaction survey revealed, again, the strong wish for unchanging contact persons at FIT, independent of what service will be provided. By merging FIT Production and FIT Prototyping into GmbH, there is no longer any need to ponder what subsidiary will be the most suitable to turn to. You have a manufacturing need? Just ask GmbH. It’s one for all. This helps us to define ourselves more clearly.”

The only exception to this was said to be the Additive Manufacturing of medical devices. Since this industry is a very specific area of application for Additive Manufacturing, the expertise will remain with FIT Production GmbH, which will then focus entirely on medtech customers.

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