thyssenkrupp AG, Essen, Germany, is set to establish an Additive Manufacturing TechCenter Hub in Singapore in order to provide its engineering services to customers based in Asia Pacific. The Singapore facility will serve as the regional hub for the company’s Mülheim TechCenter and aims to unlock the potential of AM for customers in Singapore and across the Asia-Pacific region.
According to thyssenkrupp, Additive Manufacturing in Asia Pacific is expected to grow to more than $5.5 billion by 2025. The Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2020 or RIE2020 Plan of Singapore, which is the country’s roadmap for research and development, includes Additive Manufacturing as one of the key enablers that will support the country’s push for leadership in advanced manufacturing and engineering.
“thyssenkrupp has always been at the forefront when it comes to innovation in engineering,” commented Dr Donatus Kaufmann, Member of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG and responsible for Technology and Innovation. “We have made great strides with our Additive Manufacturing TechCenter in Germany. Establishing a hub in Singapore now reflects our commitment to bring our transformative innovations closer to the Asia Pacific region to meet our customers’ needs.”
The TechCenter Hub in Singapore, which is is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), together with the existing TechCenter in Germany, will focus on innovations around Additive Manufacturing solutions in metal and plastic technologies for customers in automotive, capital goods, chemical, mining and other heavy industries.
“thyssenkrupp’s Additive Manufacturing TechCenter Hub is an exciting addition to Singapore’s growing ecosystem of Additive Manufacturing technology providers. We are delighted that thyssenkrupp has chosen to anchor the centre in Singapore. thyssenkrupp will be well-positioned to leverage our diverse manufacturing base and strengths in Industry 4.0 to serve the needs of customers in Asia Pacific,” stated Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board.