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FIT establishes FIT.technology GmbH for all AM services

Combining FIT Prototyping GmbH and FIT Production GmbH

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Germany-based FIT Additive Manufacturing Group, one of the largest AM service providers in the world, has established the new subsidiary FIT.technology GmbH. As part of a company reorganization, the new subsidiary unites all services related to additive manufacturing under one roof, serving as the main address for customers when it comes to the 3D printing of prototypes and tools as well as single part, series, and spare part manufacturing. FIT Production GmbH continues to be active for customers in the field of medical technology.

Founded as a service provider for prototyping back in 1995, FIT has since focused on additive manufacturing of prototypes and tools. Following the increase in the importance of industrial series manufacturing, the prototyping, as well as series manufacturing businesses, were spun off into two subsidiaries: FIT Prototyping GmbH and FIT Production GmbH in 2011.

As AM technology evolves, the formerly distinctive businesses are increasingly converging, as customers’ needs keep changing. In response to these observations, a large part of FIT Production GmbH’s business has merged into FIT Prototyping GmbH, which has hence become FIT.technology GmbH. This means customers will receive all FIT services from one company.

Carl Fruth, CEO of FIT. Image credits: reportage, fotografiert von simon koy am 27.1.2022 in lupburg in der Fit AG für das LfA wandel magazin (ausgabe 01 / 22). Hr. Fruth

“We have realized that the splitting into two separate subsidiaries has led to some kind of confusion among customers. Just recently, our annual customer satisfaction survey revealed, again, the strong wish for unchanging contact persons at FIT, independent of what service will be provided,” explained Carl Fruth, CEO of the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group.

“By merging FIT Production and FIT Prototyping into FIT.technology GmbH, there is no longer any need to ponder what subsidiary will be the most suitable to turn to. Do you have a manufacturing need? Just ask FIT.technology GmbH. It’s one for all. This helps us to define ourselves more clearly.“

The only exception relates to the additive manufacturing of medical devices. Since this industry is a very specific area of application for additive manufacturing, this expertise will remain within FIT Production GmbH, which will then focus entirely on Medtech customers.

FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is a technology pioneer with over 25 years of experience. The company develops and manufactures prototypes, production tools, 3D printed spare parts, additively manufactured end-use parts and series parts as well as works of art for a rich variety of verticals. From additive design and engineering and manufacturing to post-processing and quality control, the AM specialist provides the entire 3D printing value chain. In addition, FIT has numerous conventional processes at its disposal, such as CNC milling, injection molding, vacuum casting or the processing of elastomers for efficient small batch series production. Group revenue in 2022 was EUR 25 million and company currently employs a total of 250 people at its headquarters in Lupburg, Germany, but also in Bologna (Italy), Brasov (Romania), and Braintree, MA (USA).

 

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