Cambridge inkjet technology business Link Printing Technologies has started building a new purpose-designed headquarters in the UK.
St Ives based Linx designs and manufactures industrial printers for coding and marking of packaging and products.
It will move from its existing premises in Burrel Road to the new development at Compass Point Business Park in spring 2015.
The move will see the company consolidate the separate buildings currently occupied by its various operations into a single facility employing 250 people.
The 41,000 sq ft building will house Linx’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 coding and marking specialists. The company’s printers and coders are used across many different industries where product identification codes, batch numbers, dates and barcodes are required, coding millions of items every day.
These range from bottles, packages and cans of consumer goods to pharmaceutical products, cabling, electrical components and car parts.
Through an extensive distributor network, the company is represented in over 90 countries including the major markets of Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Linx Managing Director Nigel Hood says the new building underlines 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.
“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.”