VBN Components and HTL sign strategic partnership

Swedish VBN Components AB is announcing the cooperation with HTL Co. Japan Ltd. as their distributor for VBN’s Vibenite materials.

VBN Components develops new metal alloys with extreme wear and heat resistance, produced with 3D printing. The strive has always been to improve material properties of industrial applications, resulting in alloys such as Vibenite 290, the world’s hardest, commercially available steel, and Vibenite 480, the world’s only 3D printed cemented carbide, according to the company.

After more than ten years of product development and sales, the company is now ready to reenforce its presence on the Japanese market, together with HTL Co. Japan Ltd.

“We are proud and honoured to have agreed with HTL, a Japanese enterprise in the field of high technology business, to represent us in the area of additive manufacturing. We are convinced that this strategic agreement will be most important in the business development on the Japanese market,” says Johan Bäckström, CEO of VBN Components.

HTL has been identified as a preferred partner thanks to its vast experience in business development, sales, and marketing on high-tech markets such as the semiconductor, additive manufacturing, and space industries. Further, HTL has long-term business relations with universities, governmental agencies, and institutes.

“It is an honour and pleasure for us to represent VBN Components, with its world-leading wear resistant materials for additive manufacturing and their skills in materials, AM design, and production. We are convinced that by combining our unique skills in materials and additive manufacturing with the understanding of the Japanese industry, we will create a winning team for the benefit of all stake holders,” says A. K. Acharya, President at HTL Co. Japan Ltd.