GSE starts construction of Europe’s largest dental aligner factory


GSE starts construction of Europe’s largest dental aligner factory



BIOTECH DENTAL has chosen commercial real estate and logistics specialist GSE to build its new production unit in Salon-de-Provence, between Marseille and Avignon. It will produce SMILERS orthodontic aligners for the French leader in the market for dental implants, dental prostheses and medical devices dedicated to orthodontics.


With a total surface area of 2,875 m², on a 10,000 m² plot of land, this new three-storey building complex will include a 1,000 m² workshop and 1,875 m² of office space. The building, based on a high-level design by EMH ARCHITECTES, will have its workshop and part of the offices fitted with translucent cladding to optimise natural lighting.  A 60 m² glass roof will also provide natural light in the centre of the workshop – creating an open and bright space to increase wellbeing.


In addition, the site’s amenities will include a 300 m² wood terrace, landscaping in the reception area, two cafeterias for employees and a training room. The workshop will be maintained at a constant temperature to preserve the calibration of the 3D printers – with an even distribution of heat/cooling through fabric HVAC ducts.


The new BIOTECH DENTAL factory will include four production lines comprising 3D printers and thermoforming & finishing tools. It will be Europe’s largest production centre for aligners, owned & operated by a European company. The factory will eventually create 300 jobs and will achieve the highest standards of environmental performance.