NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (June 19, 2014) – The ExOne Company announced the planned opening of a new combined Production Service Center (PSC) and Machine Sales Center in the Lombardy region of Italy on or about Aug. 1. Said Omar, most recently ExOne’s European sales director, will be ExOne Italy’s managing director.

The location, consisting of an approximately 3,300-square-foot leased facility, was selected because of its close proximity to foundries and operations supporting the aviation, automotive and other industries around Milan, Torino and Venetia. ExOne Italy’s PSC will initially operate with one each of the company’s S-Max and S-Print 3-D printing machines.

Rainer Hoechsmann, chief development officer and general manager of ExOne GmbH, said, “The opening of our new combined sales and PSC facility in Italy will help us to drive further revenue growth in Europe, consistent with our expansion strategy. Italy has been a strong source of work for our existing European PSC and this new location, combined with onsite demonstration of our 3-D printing capabilities using our binder jetting technology, will enable our growing list of customers and prospects in Italy to experience how our machines and products can directly change and benefit their business.

“Said Omar, a resident of Italy, has in-depth experience with our technology and is well suited to drive our machine sales as well as manage job shop production of our industrial products at ExOne Italy.”

ExOne’s other PSCs are located in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Troy, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Auburn, Washington; Las Vegas, Nevada; Augsburg, Germany; and Kanagawa, Japan.

ExOne provides 3-D printing machines and printed products, materials and other services to industrial customers.