Linx submits plans for new St Ives headquarters

Leading industrial printer manufacturer Linx Printing Technologies is proposing to invest more than £6m in a purpose-built headquarters in St.

Ives, Cambridgeshire.

The major new development at Compass Point Business Park will unify the seven separate buildings Linx currently occupies, in Burrel Road, St Ives, into a single facility employing 250 people.

Linx is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial printers for coding and marking of packaging and products, and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012.

The site would comprise research and development laboratories, manufacturing and assembly areas, customer training facilities, offices, and storage and distribution areas occupying approximately 41,000 sq ft.

Jennifer Honeycutt, Linx Managing Director, says: “This is testament to our confidence in the continued growth and vitality of Linx, our commitment to the development of our associates, and support of the local economy.

“At a time when the perception is of a contraction in British manufacturing, Linx is here to stay. Our new facility will give us 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.”

A planning application has been submitted to Huntingdonshire District Council and if approved, Linx hopes to transfer from its current HQ in Spring 2013.

Linx is a leading global supplier of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, case coders, laser coders, thermal transfer printers and thermal inkjet printers.

Its printers and coders are used across many different industries where product identification codes, batch numbers, dates and barcodes are required.

Linx products code and mark millions of items every day, ranging from bottles, packages and cans of consumer goods to pharmaceutical products, cabling, electrical components and car parts.

The Linx distributor network covers over 90 countries and represents the company in the major markets of Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

All of Linx's continuous ink jet products are designed and manufactured in St Ives, where Linx has been manufacturing and selling CIJ printers since 1987.
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