FACTUREE‘s B2B manufacturing platform is predestined for international use
FACTUREE expands Online Manufacturing to a growing number of countries – greater focus on Italy
Berlin, 24 January 2022 – The Online Manufacturer FACTUREE with headquarters in Berlin is expanding its international activities at the start of the new year. The company, which already generates a third of its revenue in other European countries, is now tapping into the Italian market as well. Customer support in Italian is available starting immediately and in parallel with this, the Italian website (www.facturee.de/it) was launched. As a specialist in the procurement of custom engineered parts, FACTUREE sees great potential for new projects in the currently growing industry in Italy.
Italy is one of the most important industrial countries in Europe. Its machine and plant sector is a driving force for the economy of the whole country, with a large proportion of exports. There is a growing trend towards using Industry 4.0 technologies in Italian manufacturing companies. In the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2021, the gross domestic product (GDP) rose considerably more than anticipated with 2.7 and 2.6 percent over the respective previous quarter in real terms. In the period from January to September 2021, produc¬tion in the manufacturing industry grew by 16.5 percent compared with the previous year and by another 1.4 percent in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the already good 2nd quarter.
Germany and Italy, the countries with the largest industrial production in Europe, work together in many areas. In a close cooperation in Industry 4.0, the Italian Ministry of Economy – with its comprehensive action plan “Transizione 4.0” among other things – and the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy utilize synergies to jointly promote the scalability and innovative force of Industry 4.0 solutions.
Online Manufacturing breaks boundaries with advantages such as independence
FACTUREE’s B2B manufacturing platform is predestined for international use and supports industry in acting flexibly and independently of pandemic and procurement crises in Italy as well. FACTUREE has a network of more than 2,000 manufacturing partners from nearly all areas – including CNC machining, sheet metal processing, 3D printing and surface technology – with some 15,000 machines. The company can thus consistently provide free capacities and short delivery times. The services are easy to access – even from another country. Companies in countries with less advanced local manufacturing capacities, for example, can benefit from the easy procurement processes.
Benjamin Schwab, co-founder and CMO at FACTUREE, explains, “Implementing in-ternational projects of all sizes has become part of our daily business. In one large project, for example, we manufactured steel pipes and plates weighing 5 tons for the international research center CERN. The European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva is one of the world’s largest and most renowned centers for basic physics research.”
Digital platform models are becoming increasingly popular across Europe because they break through the boundaries of conventional models of contract manufacturing – beyond international borders. As an online manufacturing network, FACTUREE can avoid supply bottlenecks even in difficult times by reallocating and can quickly adapt activities to the circumstances. The Online Manufacturer is able to implement prototyping projects as well as small and large series production ensuring the highest quality standards. All partners are subject to a continuous data-driven, ISO 9001 certified quality management system.
Profile of FACTUREE – The Online Manufacturer:
cwmk GmbH, based in Berlin, operates under the brand name FACTUREE as the first Online Manufacturer. The company pursues the goal of enabling its customers to procure modern production parts through digitization, automation and networking. FACTUREE has an extensive production network of over 1000 manufacturing partners from the fields of CNC machining, sheet metal production, 3D printing and surface technology. More than 15000 machines are constantly available for projects. All partners are subject to a continuous data-driven quality management system certified according to ISO 9001. FACTUREE can realize prototyping projects as well as small and large series production. The customer base is located in the most diverse fields such as mechanical engineering, medical technology, model making, robotics, automotive as well as aerospace. Leading industrial companies like Siemens and Parker Hannifin, SMEs, research institutes and universities are among the customers. FACTUREE is active throughout Europe and has a continuously growing number of customers in other European countries.
Further information: www.facturee.de/en