HOUSTON, TX, USA, Dec 15, 2021 – Roboze, provider of advanced additive manufacturing (AM) solutions with the world’s most accurate 3D printers for metal replacement, announces the successful investment in the company by Alfredo Altavilla and Boris Collardi and their entry into the advisory board, together with Sandro De Poli (chairman of the board of Avio Aero), Federico Faggin (co-inventor of the microprocessor) and Alain Harrus (venture capitalist in Silicon Valley).
Alfredo Altavilla is one of the best-known industrial leaders in the entire global scenario, having held the role of Chief Operating Officer in FCA for many years after being CEO of Iveco, FPT and Tofas, working alongside Sergio Marchionne, and leading FIAT to join with Chrysler and become one of the major global automotive players. Today Altavilla is Executive President of ITA Airways, the new Italian national airline with the goal of launching and consolidating it. In addition, Altavilla is member of different boards both in Italy and USA and is Senior Advisor to CVC, the largest European private equity fund that manages assets of 75 billion euros.
“Additive Manufacturing is one of the technologies that will help us respond to the future production, logistical and raw materials sourcing challenges” says Alfredo Altavilla “Roboze has a disruptive proprietary technology, a vision and a team of experts to be a leader. Alessio founded this company when he was 23 years old, after building his first 3D printer at the age of 17. Today at 31 he is one of the world’s leading experts in 3D printing, with an incredible team of materials scientists, engineers and managers between Italy and the United States. It is a pleasure for me to be an investor and member of the company’s advisory board”.
Roboze, in fact, aims to reshape global supply chains through cutting-edge 3D Printing and a Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) marketplace. Roboze patented technology enables its customers competitiveness to outperform traditionally manufactured components in both cost and lead time.
The company is specialized in Metal Replacement 3D Printing enabling end-use parts made from super polymers and composites like PEEK and Carbon PEEK. This is possible through the new ARGO 1000, the world’s largest 3D printer equipped with a heated chamber for fast production of incredibly strong non-metallic parts, ARGO 500 and Roboze One+400 Xtreme: the most precise and repeatable additive manufacturing systems in the world.
Boris Collardi is a recognized leader in the finance industry having notably served as CEO at Julius Baer Group and Managing Partner at Pictet, two of the most respected banking and asset management institutions in the world. Thanks to his know-how in the fields of entrepreneurship, finance, M&A and investments combined with his international network, Boris will partner closely with the company to support it in its path of organic and inorganic growth in the years to come.
“Roboze is changing global manufacturing through its proprietary 3D printing technology and the use of super materials. I met a team of experienced scientists and engineers and fully share their vision for the future of manufacturing in the world: intelligent, sustainable and distributed production.” says Boris Collardi.
Roboze is the leader in the industrial 3D printing sector for the production of functional parts using polymeric and composite materials capable of replacing metals in various sectors such as aerospace and defense, motorsport and energy, manufacturing industry. Roboze solutions are among the most adopted in the world as they meet the needs of global industrial production, solving common challenges related to process repeatability, precision and the production of high-performance polymers and materials.
“This is a moment that in Roboze we will remember for a long time. Having the support of people like Alfredo Altavilla and Boris Collardi makes us understand that we have done something significant, but above all, it tells us that we are on the right path to do something that leaves a mark. As an entrepreneur, my role is to bring together the best possible team of investors, advisors, partners, and talents, creating a cutting-edge technology and a winning go to market strategy, with fast and flawless execution. To do this, it is necessary to discuss with high-level figures, who are recognized by the market” concludes Alessio Lorusso, Roboze Founder & CEO.
Roboze is re-shaping the manufacturing industry and revolutionizing the world of 3D printing with the most precise technology, capable of processing super polymers and composite materials on-demand for finished functional parts for extreme applications in industries that include aerospace, oil and gas, energy, manufacturing and mobility sectors. The Roboze high technical ecosystem includes a complete range of advanced 3D printers for high-temperature and high-strength super plastics, developed with the collaboration of the best global players. It guarantees a real optimization of costs and time along the entire supply chain, while bringing additive manufacturing closer to the standards of traditional manufacturing. To date, Roboze is used in more than 25 countries globally and recognized as one of the fastest growing 3D printing companies in the world, serving industry leaders such as GE, Leonardo, the U.S. Army and many others. For more information, visit https://www.roboze.com.