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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