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.