US industrial 3D printing firm open European HQ in Dublin

Economy, Technology | Thu 4 Apr | Author – Business & Finance

Markforged is opening its new European headquarters and will create 100 jobs over the next three years.

Founded in 2013 and based just outside of Boston, MA, the Dublin office will be the first international office for Markforged and will serve as the base of its operations in Europe. The new office is part of the first phase of global expansion for the company since raising US$82 million in a Series D round in late March.

“Launching our Dublin operations is a huge milestone for Markforged as we look to strengthen our business overseas,” said Darcey Harrison, Global VP Sales, Services, and Partnerships.

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said

I am delighted that Markforged have chosen Dublin as its new European HQ. We all know the strong potential of 3D printing and I warmly welcome their presence in Ireland and the creation of 100 highly skilled jobs. We already have a strong footprint of High-Tech companies in Dublin and we are very keen to expand that by attracting a wider range of specialist companies such as Markforged.

Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said

The decision by Markforged to locate their European headquarters in Dublin again confirms Ireland’s reputation as the premier location for fast-growing, innovative companies to build and support their future international growth. I wish Markforged every success and offer the continued support of IDA Ireland.

Markforged has been expanding its international operations for the last two years, developing a global partner network in 50 countries, in addition to staffing local application engineers and business development leaders across the world. Stephen Barbuto, EMEA Director of Commercial Sales, will lead the opening team who will look to hire 100 new employees over the next 3 years.

Deloitte named Markforged the 10th fastest growing technology company in North America, while Forbes named the company to its Next Billion Dollar Startup list.