SLM Solutions receives €43 million order

September 21, 2017

SLM Solutions, Lübeck, Germany, is reported to have signed its largest ever single order con­tract for fifty ma­chines from its SLM 280 se­ries, amounting to €43 million. The sys­tems will be sold via a sales part­ner in China. Previously, the largest single order received from a customer was for ten machines from the SLM 500 series in June 2017, also in China.

“We are de­lighted to have won the largest sin­gle con­tract ever in the his­tory of SLM So­lu­tions,” commented Uwe Böger­shausen, board mem­ber at SLM So­lu­tions Group AG. According to the company, the order is an im­por­tant step in pro­mot­ing fur­ther growth in Asia and un­der­scores the strong global de­mand for ad­di­tive pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties suit­able for in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions.

The fifty ma­chines will be sold up over the period 2017-2020. According to SLM So­lu­tions, it is one of the largest or­ders ever placed in China in the area of Ad­di­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ing.

“This con­tract shows that we are ab­solutely right in fo­cus­ing on de­vel­op­ing long-term cus­tomer re­la­tion­ships and un­der­pins our long-term growth tra­jec­tory as an in­de­pen­dent Ger­man com­pany,” Böger­shausen continued. “The order also un­der­lines the high suit­abil­ity of SLM’s ma­chines for the in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion of parts in high qual­ity.”

SLM 280 machines represent the fastest selling series currently produced by SLM Solutions. In addition to offering users the capability to customise machine parameters, SLM 280 machines offer a high level of productivity through the parallel use of up to two lasers, each with a maximum 700 W output. The machine performance enables users to optimise production costs per component manufactured while still allowing full scope for geometrical design.

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