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Prodways, a Groupe Gorgé Subsidiary, is Officially Launching in the United States and is Reinforcing Its Position in Europe and Brazil by Signing a Number of New Distribution Agreements

May 18, 2015
By Business Wire News


Prodways, a Groupe Gorgé subsidiary, is officially launching in the American market, in particular taking part for the first time in the AMUG (Additive Manufacturing User Group) conference held in Jacksonville from April 19 to 23, 2015.

As a platinum sponsor, Prodways gave the American market a preview of the ProMaker L5000, available for sale and supported by the US team, whose conference presentations were well received by the American audience, which has significant expertise in 3D printing technologies.

The day after its first presentation on the American continent, Prodways also announced the signing of a new partnership agreement with Tecno-How in Brazil. Founded in 1983, Tecno-How specializes in the marketing of 3D solutions and high-precision machinery. It was therefore a natural move for Paulo Pacheco, CEO of Tecno-How to turn to Prodways high-technology solutions: “We are very proud of becoming a Prodways agent in Brazil. Our company has always focused on solutions that can tackle the most demanding applications in 3D printing. We are convinced that Prodways technology and premium solutions will provide the answers the market wants. We will also attend the Feimafe trade show to demonstrate Prodways capacities and know-how to Brazil.”

In Europe, Prodways is stepping up development with the signing of two new agreements, with 3D New Print in France and InscrivelFuturo in Portugal.

An ID Group subsidiary specializing in 2D printing engineering and IT infrastructures, 3D New Print has started to shift towards the 3D segment by partnering up with the leading additive manufacturers in order to develop a center of expertise in France. 3D New Print entered into a distribution agreement with Prodways to distribute and provide servicing and maintenance for Prodways solutions in France.

For Christophe Desarthe, joint shareholder and joint manager of 3D New Print: “We are happy to have signed this agreement with Prodways covering France, because we do more than simple business procurement: we are involved in a reindustrialization strategy for our customers and work closely with the best universities and research laboratories. Our partnership with Prodways will enable us to offer them the highest French standards in 3D printing.”

These agreements come after Prodways announced that it had acquired Norge Systems and Initial and that it aimed to become the third largest player in 3D offering multi-technologies and all 3D printing services to its customers.

Prodways will also attend the Rapid trade show, held from May 19 to 21 in Long Beach in the United States, to continue to promote its services and solutions on the American continent.

By opting to become a distributor and host a show room, 3D New Print also provides top engineering schools, universities, research laboratories, fablabs, etc. with access to the latest generation high-quality materials.

About Groupe Gorgé:

Established in 1990, Group Gorgé is an industrial group operating in different areas of expertise: Smart Safety Systems, Protection in Nuclear Environments, Industrial Projects & Services and 3D Printing

In 2014, the Group reported revenue of €223.3 million. It is backed by 1,370 employees and operations in over ten countries. Groupe Gorgé is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000062671; Ticker code: GOE) and on the US OTC market (ISIN: US3994511034; OTC Pink: GGRGY / GGRGF) in the form of ADR.

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Nathalie Lagos, Tel : +33 1 44 77 94 77
Communications Manager