U.K.-based coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has started construction of a purpose-built headquarters in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. The company plans to transfer from its existing premises during spring next year.
The major development at Compass Point Business Park will consolidate the separate buildings currently occupied by Linx’s various operations in St. Ives into a single facility employing 250 people.
The 41,000-square-foot building will house the company’s research and development laboratories, sales and administration offices, manufacturing and assembly lines, and storage and distribution areas, along with dedicated customer training facilities.
“Established in 1987, Linx has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial printers for coding and marking of packaging and products, with a range of market-leading equipment including continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, case coders, laser coders, thermal transfer printers and thermal inkjet printers,” the company said in a press note issued on Tuesday. “Through its extensive distributor network, the company is represented in over 90 countries worldwide, including the major markets of Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.”
Linx’s managing director Nigel Hood said the new building underlined the company’s confidence in its continued growth and development. “Even during these recent troubled economic times, Linx has performed well, demonstrating that there is still demand for innovative and reliable equipment that meets the needs of all types of manufacturing operations,” he was quoted as saying.
“Our new facility will enable us to build even further on this success, with state-of-the art product development, manufacturing, training and service facilities that will allow us to compete at the highest level in our global markets.”