Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has started construction of its new purpose-built headquarters in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. The company plans to transfer from its existing premises in spring 2015.

The major new development at Compass Point Business Park will consolidate Linx’s various operations into a single facility employing 250 people.

The 41,000 sq ft 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.

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.”