PostNord AB, the leading supplier of communication and logistics solutions in the Nordic region, further develops their partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, a leading innovation development partner of the manufacturing industry. 3D-printing will revolutionize the supply chain and the joint ambition of the collaboration is to make 3D printing a more open and accessible market.
Globalization and digitalization are today’s driving factors for the manufacturing industry, and time-to-market combined with high quality and efficient production are competitive factors, therefore automation is required. Looking ahead, 3D printing will become a game changer for many industry segments.
“3D printing creates enormous opportunities for companies to change the entire approach to their supply chain, from manufacturing to logistics and warehousing. We are pleased to have a strong collaboration partner in GKN who shares our vision to unlock the potential of 3D printing in future supply chains in the Nordic region, says Ylva Ekborn, CEO PostNord Strålfors Group.
Last year, PostNord launched, via its subsidiary PostNord Strålfors, a 3D portal accessible to corporate customers and to the B2B market. The 3D portal is a tool where you can work with the entire chain in an encrypted environment, from idea to 3D production on demand. The portal enables a simple and seamless ordering process with price automating for quick price information on 3D parts. Through the collaboration with GKN it now becomes possible to print metal parts.
“Additive Manufacturing is a powerful force that redefines traditional manufacturing and supply chain strategies. We have joined forces with PostNord AB, because we believe in the immense potential of decentralized, distributed manufacturing backed by secure data transfer and secure printing, enabling companies to print complex and customizable objects autonomously on demand,” says Guido Degen, President Additive Manufacturing at GKN Powder Metallurgy.
“GKN Additive controls a completely digitized value chain from powder to part and is uniquely positioned in the market with one of the first fully IATF 16949 certified AM productions and a global footprint with a worldwide print network”, says Guido Degen.
On April 10, PostNord, together with GKN, will arrange a 3D Inspiration Day in PostNord´s headquarters in Solna, Stockholm. Discover how 3D printing can help your business stay at the forefront. For more information: www.postnord.se/3d
About PostNord and PostNord Stralfors
We deliver! PostNord is the leading supplier of communication and logistics solutions to, from, and within the Nordic region. We ensure the provision of a postal service to households and businesses in Sweden and Denmark. With our expertise and strong distribution network, we develop the conditions for tomorrow’s communication, e-commerce, distribution and logistics in the Nordic region. In 2018, the Group had around 30,000 employees and sales of SEK 37.7 billion. The Parent Company is a Swedish public limited company with Group headquarters in Solna, Sweden. Visit us at www.postnord.com
PostNord Strålfors develops and provides communications solutions that give companies with many customers and suppliers completely new opportunities for creating stronger and more personal customer relationships. With our digital platform, we deliver seamless communication, regardless of which channel the recipient requires. PostNord Strålfors is part of the PostNord Group, the leading supplier of communications and logistics services in the Nordic region. PostNord Strålfors has operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, where our 700 employees achieve sales of SEK 2.1 billion (2018).
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About GKN Powder Metallurgy
GKN Powder Metallurgy is your full metal shapes solutions provider, shaping powder metal into high performance and high precision components. We provide leading powder metal expertise and process experience to transform ideas into production. The company consists of GKN Hoeganaes, GKN Sinter Metals, and GKN Additive to provide powder materials, conventional components, and Additive Manufacturing production. We combine three focused businesses under one brand. Together we are over 7,400 problem solvers over 30 locations, setting our global engineering network at the highest standard.