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  GROUPE GORGE company press release from 07/12/2016

  07/12/2016 - 18:00

André-Luc Allanic, Director of the RandD department of Prodways, voted 2016 Engineer of the Year

During the 2016 Engineers of the Future Awards Ceremony, held at the Pavillon Champs-Elysées in Paris on Tuesday, December 6, André-Luc Allanic, co-founder and Director of the R&D department of Prodways (a Groupe Gorgé subsidiary), was awarded the Engineer of the Year prize by the editorial staff of Usine Nouvelle magazine. This award marks a significant year with many developments at Prodways, with the sale of its 70th ProMaker 3D printer, and the first sale of its selective laser sintering ProMaker P1000.

Recognizing an innovator's achievements

This award acknowledges André-Luc Allanic's contribution to the technological advances of additive manufacturing. André-Luc Allanic is one of the global experts and pioneers in 3D printing. He has worked on various innovative technologies over the last 25 years (in particular stereolithography and metal and polymer powder sintering). In the early 90s, he developed some of the first European 3D printers for the CNRS. Joining the corporate world in 1993 at "Laser 3D", André-Luc Allanic designed stereolithography machines that were already the fastest on the market at that time.

In 1997, André-Luc Allanic created his own company, "Optoform", and developed revolutionary 3D printing systems. In 2001, the company was purchased by the global leader in 3D printing, "3DSystems" (US), which already saw Mr. Allanic's innovations as foreshadowing "the future of the industry".

In 2007, André-Luc Allanic created his own company in France, in order to implement his new technology: the patented MOVINGLight® technology, which offers unparalleled resolution combined with very high productivity. His meeting with Raphaël Gorgé in 2013 marked the entry of Groupe Gorgé in 3D printing.

The completion of new stages in its development

This award also marks the end of a significant year with many developments for Prodways, positioned as a key player in additive manufacturing.

Prodways takes this opportunity to announce the sale, in December, of its 70th 3D printer for an application of manufacturing of injection mold in 3D printing (spanning all technologies). This end of year is also marked by the first success of its most recent innovation, the ProMaker P1000, its professional selective laser sintering printer at less than €100,000. Its first sale was completed directly at the FormNext trade show held end-November alongside all the major global players in additive manufacturing.

By 2017, this machine could be the best selling machine of the range.


This press release could contain statements on past events and forward-looking statements including statements regarding future goals or targets. Forward-looking statements reflect current expectations for results and future events.

Such forward-looking statements and targets depend on known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those anticipated herein. All these risks and uncertainties could affect the Group's future ability to achieve its targets. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in the forward-looking statements and targets include, among other things: the risks and uncertainties possibly mentioned in this press release; the strength of competition; the growth of the market; currency fluctuations; interest rate fluctuations; raw materials and freight price fluctuations; armed conflicts or political instability; control of costs and expenses; changes in tax legislation, rules, regulation or enforcement; our ability to successfully keep pace with technology changes; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and key-men; the evolution, interpretation and uniform application and enforcement of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), according to which we prepare our financial statements; supply chain bottlenecks; the performance of our business partners (subcontractors, agents, suppliers, etc.).

Some of these risk factors are set forth and detailed in our Document de Référence (Registration Document including the annual financial report filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers). This list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not limitative. Other non-anticipated, unknown or unforeseeable factors could also have material adverse effect on our targets. The Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements or targets potentially contained in this press release to reflect any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.

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About Groupe Gorgé

Established in 1990, Group Gorgé is an industrial group operating in different areas of expertise:

Smart Safety Systems – Using technology to work in risk environments;

Protection in Nuclear Environments – Protecting people and securing buildings operating with radioactive materials;

Industrial Projects & Services Conducting Robotics and Fire protection systems projects for industry and service-sector player;

3D Printing Enabling major industry players to find new routes to successful innovation and production processes by providing systems, 3D printers and new premium material.

In 2015, the Group reported revenue of €264.5 million. It is backed by 1,536 employees and operations in over ten countries.

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Groupe Gorgé is listed on Euronext Paris and on the US OTC market in the form of ADR.

Euronext Paris:
Compartment B.
ISIN code: FR0000062671
Ticker code: GOE
US OTC market:
CUSIP NUMBER: 399451 103
ISIN NUMBER: US3994511034
Ticker Code: GGRGY / GGRGF


Groupe Gorgé - Raphaël GORGÉ – CEO & Chairman - Tél. : +33 1 44 77 94 77 - E-mail : [email protected]

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