On Thursday morning, May 12, President François Hollande of the French Republic went to the Groupe Gorgé site located in Mureaux to visit its subsidiary Prodways, a leading player in the 3D printing industry.
Since it was purchased in 2013 by Groupe Gorgé, Prodways, which had a single employee at the time, has experienced rapid development in a booming and globally competitive market. In barely three years, the company has become one of the European leaders in 3D printing, with its workforce increasing to 195 employees.
3D printing represents one of the drivers of the digital transformation of industry and is a major issue within the "Usine du Futur" (Factory of the Future) plan, which is one of the priorities set by the French government in terms of industrial policy.
During his time at Prodways, the French President visited the Research and Development department, as well as the 3D printer production workshop, where employees presented him with the Group's expertise and latest technological developments.
The French President also had the opportunity to meet the employees working in Groupe Gorgé's other business lines based at the Group's main site in the Paris region. Those businesses all recorded double-digit growth rates in 2015.
Raphaël Gorgé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Gorgé, MADE the following statement: "We are very proud that the President of the French Republic has chosen Prodways, our subsidiary specialized in 3D printing, to promote French expertise in cutting edge technologies and to reveal this fast-growing market's potential for our industry. We are honored by this visit, which commends the ambition upheld every day by all our employees."
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About Groupe Gorgé
Established in 1990, Group Gorgé is an industrial group operating in different areas of expertise:
Smart Safety Systems – Using technology to work in risk environments;
Protection in Nuclear Environments – Protecting people and securing buildings operating with radioactive materials;
Industrial Projects & Services Conducting Robotics and Fire protection systems projects for industry and service-sector player;
3D Printing – Enabling major industry players to find new routes to successful innovation and production processes by providing systems, 3D printers and new premium material.
In 2015, the Group reported revenue of €264.8 million. It is backed by 1,536 employees and operations in over ten countries.
More information available on www.groupe-gorge.com
Groupe Gorgé is listed on Euronext Paris and on the US OTC market in the form of ADR.
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ISIN NUMBER: US3994511034
Ticker Code: GGRGY / GGRGF
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