Proto Labs Mould design and service company delivers 10,000th tool
The company has been active on the European Continent for the past eight years.
Proto Labs has announced the production of its 10,000th mould in Europe, which it delivered to the French company outdoor products supplier Petzl.
The mould, as a part of the company’s injection moulding service, represents an important milestone, according to John Tumelty, managing director of Proto Labs in Europe. He said the mark “demonstrates the dynamism” of the company, which has been in Europe for the past eight years.
Bernard Faure, technical sales manager for France, added: “I am truly delighted that this 10,000th mould has been produced for a firm which is a leader in its field, based in the Rhône-Alpes region just half an hour away from our office”, which is in Bourget du Lac.
Founded in 1976 in Crolles, Petzl is a family business employing around 500 people, Proto Labs said. The company designs tools and accessories for sportsmen, women and professionals who seek to to tackle inaccessible vertical environments at day or night. This includes equipment such as protective helmets, lamps, harnesses, carabiners, etc., used in sports like rock climbing and mountaineering. In addition, the company outfits professionals working at heights, including tree surgeons, rescue personnel, oil platform workers, and utility firm employees.