CIM Signs & Graphics expands its premises, people and printers
Norfolk based signs, graphics and wide format printer CIM Signs & Graphics, has recently expanded its premises, invested in new equipment and doubled its workforce.
CIM has acquired additional premises directly next door to help boost its vehicle graphic facilities by 30 percent, an expansion that enables it to work on up to six vehicles at one time, making it one of the largest facilities for this kind of work in the region. This move has also provided the space required to house new printing equipment for use in the company’s other core business areas. The acquisition of a new Rollsroller flatbed applicator, which will be used for large format laminating, will save around 80 percent on the application time while also providing a higher quality finished product. In addition, CIM has also invested in two further wide format printers to help increase the output of digitally printed wallpaper and wallcoverings.
In 2014, CIM was awarded a £34,000 grant from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growing Business Fund, which enabled it to purchase new machinery and begin the next stage of development of its services and capabilities. Since then, CIM has increased the number of staff from nine to 18, while its turnover has grown by 82 percent in the same period. The LEP Growing Business Fund offers grants of up to £500,000 to businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk that are looking to grow and create jobs.
Mark Baker, Managing Director of CIM, said: “In 2017, we completed over 500 vehicle graphics and wraps. Our new customised climate controlled facility provides us with an even greater capacity, as well as improving the efficiency of our application and drying processes. The addition of the Rollsroller and wide format print machines will also increase print capabilities and productivity, while delivering even greater accuracy than before.”
Established in 2000, CIM Signs & Graphics’ customers include QD Group, Mattressman, Batemans, Broadland Housing, Gasway, Mayday, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and The Alarm Company.
For further information, visit: www.cimdisplay.co.uk