American 3D printer firm to create 100 jobs in Ireland

  • Boston's Markforged will open its first official European headquarters in Dublin.

    Markforged, a leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, has announced the opening of its first official European headquarters in Dublin.

    It is part of the company’s planned global expansion for 2019.

    Since its founding in 2013 just outside of Boston, Markforged has quickly become a leader in 3D printing. Deloitte named Markforged the 10th fastest growing technology company in North America, while Forbes named the company to its Next Billion Dollar Startup list.

    The Dublin office will be the first international office for Markforged and will serve as the base of its operations in Europe to meet the rapidly growing demand for affordable machines that print high-strength materials, such as carbon fiber and MIM metals.

    Over the next three years, Markforged intends to hire 100 new employees, across all functions, to staff the new HQ.

    “Launching our Dublin operations is a huge milestone for Markforged as we look to strengthen our business overseas,” said Darcey Harrison, Global VP Sales, Services, and Partnerships at Markforged.

    “Our experience working with IDA Ireland has been nothing but exceptional – we’re thrilled to be joining such a thriving tech community with such support.”

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    Markforged has been gradually expanding its international operations for the last two years, developing a global partner network in 50 countries, in addition to staffing local application engineers and business development leaders across the world.

    The company shipped more than 2,500 industrial printers in 2018 alone, making it one of the largest additive manufacturing companies in the industry.

    Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said: “The decision by Markforged to locate their European headquarters in Dublin again confirms Ireland’s reputation as the premier location for fast-growing, innovative companies to build and support their future international growth."

    Source: Written based on press release

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