PRESS RELEASE 17 SEPTEMBER 2019
The winners of German MM Maschinenmarkt‘s innovation award have been announced at the EMO in Hannover, one of the world’s largest engineering fairs. Swedish VBN Components brought home the award in the category of additive manufacturing.
At the EMO in Hannover, more than 2,100 exhibitors from 47 countries are currently meeting to showcase their innovations and products to the fair’s 130,000 visitors. The official fair magazine is produced by German MM Maschinenmarkt, which also awards its innovation prize at the fair. The nominees compete in the categories machine tools, additive manufacturing, precision tools, software, production and process automation, measurement technology and quality assurance.
The award ceremony was held on September 16th and VBN Components was announced winner of the category of additive manufacturing, with its 3D printed cemented carbide Vibenite® 480. Only products that are ready for sale could participate. Innovations should also have been launched within the last 12 months.
“What a start to the fair! It feels wonderful to get this international recognition for our innovation. Germany is a very interesting market, where we now get a huge exposure through MM Maschinenmarkt”, says Martin Nilsson, CEO of VBN Components.