Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, announced today that it has received major funding from NPM Capital.
The leading private equity firm invests a significant undisclosed amount to provide Ultimaker with growth capital to fuel global expansion.
Already experiencing explosive growth since it was founded in 2011, the financial injection will allow Ultimaker to further expand on their already leading global market position.
The market leader in the high-end segment of industry grade desktop 3D printers has built a worldwide distribution network creating and selling powerful, professional desktop 3D printers in over 100 countries with offices in The Netherlands and the USA.
It possesses production facilities in both Europe and the US and has a team of over 300 employees. Ultimaker was an attractive investment option due to its products accessibility, ease of use, high-quality results and extensive material support.
This is just the latest in NPM Capital’s long history (almost 70 years) of providing growth capital to entrepreneurial companies that goes back. NPM Capital is part of the family-owned multinational SHV
Outside of Ultimaker’s obvious success, this is an exciting investment for the leading investment company that focuses on long-term investments in the Benelux market.
The 3D printing industry is a very attractive market and Ultimaker has a sustainable competitive advantage stemming from its integrated platform of hardware, software, materials and support network.
Also, with a strong community and led by an ambitious team of professionals and a highly-committed management team, Ultimaker is very well positioned for long-term growth fitting perfectly in NPM Capital’s strategy of investing in technology-based growth platforms.
NPM Capital will join Ultimaker’s three founders – Martijn Elserman, Erik de Bruijn and Siert Wijnia as shareholders in Ultimaker.