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Protolabs Receives Rospa Gold Award for Achievements in Employee Health and Safety


World-leading digital manufacturer Protolabs is thrilled to receive an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating excellence in health and safety.

The company has received a RoSPA Gold Health & Safety Award for ensuring their staff, customers, contractors and all other visitors to their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Shropshire remain safe.

The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.

Lee Ball, General Manager of Protolabs’ Telford facility, commented: “We are delighted to have won a RoSPA Gold Health & Safety Award. It is testament to the magnificent work of the whole team at Protolabs. We take great pride in achieving excellence in the workplace, whether being at the forefront of innovation or creating the safest possible working environment for our employees.

“As a business we help thousands of companies across Europe to bring exciting new products to market in record-breaking time. And this Award demonstrates that we do so safely.”

The majority of RoSPA Awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.

Andrew Green, Facilities Manager of Protolabs in Telford, commented: “On receiving a RoSPA Gold Award we are now officially recognised as being a world-leader in health and safety practice. As an organisation we always seek to do the right thing by our employees – and all visitors to our facilities – so we’re delighted to receive the Award. It helps us to demonstrate our commitment to excellent standards.”

Protolabs was founded in 1999 and now has bases across Europe and around the world, with a number of key European export markets including Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Spain.

As a digital manufacturer – employing more than 440 people at its facility in Telford – Protolabs uses advanced 3D printing, CNC machining and injection moulding technologies to produce custom-designed parts and prototypes in days.

Protolabs will be formally presented with the Award later this year.

For more information visit protolabs.co.uk.




Protolabs is the world's fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. The technology-enabled company uses advanced 3D printing, CNC machining and injection moulding technologies to produce parts within days. The result is an unprecedented speed-to-market value for product designers and engineers worldwide.


  • An automated quoting system and proprietary software translate digital 3D CAD models into instructions for high-speed manufacturing equipment. The result is parts that are shipped in 1 to 15 working days.
  • The company is anchored by three flagship services: injection moulding, CNC machining and 3D printing (additive manufacturing).
  • Injection moulding is used for quick-turn prototyping, bridge tooling and low-volume production of up to 10,000+ parts. More than 100 thermoplastics resins, metal and liquid silicone rubber are offered.
  • Protolabs uses three and five-axis milling and turning to machine engineering-grade plastic and metal prototypes and functional end-use parts in quantities of less than 200.
  • Additive manufacturing employs advanced 3D printing technologies that can create extremely accurate prototypes with complex geometries. Additive parts are built by stereolithography, selective laser sintering, Multi Jet Fusion, PolyJet and direct metal laser sintering processes, and in a range a plastics and metals.

For more information, please contact:

Matt Hatch, Communications Manager, Europe
E: [email protected] 
D: +44 (0) 1952 683540