Krailling, November 28, 2017 – Additive Minds, the consulting unit of EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has won two accolades for its outstanding consulting services at the “Best of Consulting 2017” awards, presented by German business magazine, WirtschaftsWoche.
EOS came third place in the “competitive strategy” category, and was also voted second for the special innovation award. The awards, now in its eight’s year, honors Germany's best management consulting companies.
Güngör Kara, Director Global Application & Consulting at EOS stated: “We are very proud to receive this award. It clearly demonstrates that our Additive Minds consulting unit provides an outstanding service that promotes innovation using industrial 3D printing. We support customers throughout their entire process of transformation to ensure a successful introduction of a disruptive technology such as Additive Manufacturing. Simply taking the business decision to switch to industrial 3D printing is only the beginning. Technical consulting is essential and includes part selection and optimization, innovative part design and the integration of this new technology in customers’ processes. We advise companies on issues and topics where they require input or additional support from an external body.” Kara continued: “We not only help implement the technical knowledge transfer, but also analyze the technology from an economic point of view. That is the only way to guarantee cost-effective utilization, optimize the value chain and thus help customers to stand out from the competition.”
EOS impressed the panel of judges in both the “competitive strategy for clients” category and for the special innovation award. The judges evaluated the strategic positioning in a competitive environment and the potential for innovation. Here, the crucial point was the long-term relevance for the major part of the customers’ value chain.
EOS received the awards for implementing Additive Manufacturing at Linde and for developing an innovative application. The customer thus managed to establish and test new production and design expertise in the field of Additive Manufacturing within a very short period. In collaboration with EOS, Linde significantly and sustainably improved its competitive position.
In June, the EOS consulting unit was selected as ‘Top Consultant 2017’. “The recognition of our consulting services shows us that we are on the right track with our holistic approach. As consultants, we need to understand a company even better than it understands itself and offer solutions that it is not yet aware of. And the leading organizations of the next decade are currently being defined. To support companies in this endeavor, we are continually expanding our consultancy portfolio, enabling our customers to gain competitive advantages by leveraging Additive Manufacturing going forward,” Güngör Kara explained.
EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production.