Markforged today announced the opening of its first official European headquarters in Dublin, as part of the company’s planned global expansion for 2019. Markforged is opening its new European headquarters with the support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Over the next three years, the manufacturer of industrial 3D printers intends to hire 100 new employees, across all functions, to staff the new headquarters. 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.
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 has amassed a large installed base among leading manufacturers and other types of businesses that benefit from additive capabilities. Markforged shipped more than 2,500 industrial printers in 2018 alone, making it one of the largest additive manufacturing companies in the industry.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said, "I am delighted that Markforged have chosen Dublin as its new European HQ. We all know the strong potential of 3D printing and I warmly welcome their presence in Ireland and the creation of 100 highly skilled jobs. We already have a strong footprint of High-Tech companies in Dublin and we are very keen to expand that by attracting a wider range of specialist companies such as Markforged."