Estonian Tech Startup Picks Manchester For New UK Location

Date: 10/04/2019
Author: Fractory
Company: Fractory

Manufacturing technology and automation platform Fractory has announced Manchester for its first international office.

After an extensive 4-month manufacturer onboarding and vetting process, Fractory will now offer its full suite of services across the UK.  Starting this month, customers will be able to better connect with manufacturers, making the production process easier, less costly, and more transparent.

The award-winning platform, which assists customers with the entire manufacturing process from design to production, allows for ease of quote and fulfilment using one simple to use web interface.  Once a customer has submitted their project and accepted their quote, a vetted manufacturer can produce and ship the items in a fraction of the time it takes using traditional means.

Manchester’s rich manufacturing history and central positioning in the ‘Northern Powerhouse,’ made it an ideal choice for a company looking to expand its manufacturing reach and startup profile. With a country manager already in place and northern manufacturers already accepting projects, Fractory is on target to reach over £2m turnover in just its second year of operations. This week Chief Executive Martin Vares will also be speaking about digital shift in manufacturing at the Industry 4.0 Summit, the largest industry digitisation event in the UK.

On the topic of Fractory's presence in Manchester, Vares said “The potential of the British market and manufacturing sector has always made it an enticing proposition for us. This was true when we began in 2017 and continues to be true today. British manufacturing and custom accounts for a significant amount of the transactions on our platform, and the build and quality customers have come to expect has been driven by this. Given our ambitious plans for 2019 and beyond, it makes perfect sense to position ourselves in Manchester [a hub of manufacturing and entrepreneurship] in order to strengthen our offering to customers and suppliers”

Fractory is a graduate of Startup Wise Guys and Nordic Angel Program syndicate and has won Best Startup award at EuroBLECH 2018.