Kongsberg kit installed

CIM Signs & Graphics invests and expands

(L-R) CIM managing director Mark Baker and senior team manager Tony Burch
(L-R) CIM managing director Mark Baker and senior team manager Tony Burch

CIM Signs & Graphics has doubled its operation after investing over £1m in a new expansion to its workspace and equipment.

Based in Rackheath, Norwich, the company’s 18-month investment programme has seen the business double its premises size while in February it installed a Kongsberg C64 Edge 3.2m-wide cutting and routing conveyorised table.

The building the company has expanded into was on the back of its existing two units. It originally had 484sqm of space and the expansion has added another 495sqm.

The business will use its new Kongsberg machine, meanwhile, for a wide range of projects, including creative 3D corrugated cardboard designs, packaging, displays, signage, labels, and decals.

The cutter, which was bought direct from Kongsberg, will be run alongside the company's SwissQprint Nyala 4 wide-format printer, which was installed in 2022. The Kongsberg device has replaced a 10-year-old Blackman & White finishing table, although that has been kept on as backup.

CIM Signs & Graphics managing director Mark Baker said: “We’ve been planning this expansion for quite some time now and we’re thrilled to have officially moved in.

“The new space has allowed us to reconfigure the whole building, providing us with spaces for key areas such as van wrapping and wide-format printing.”

He added: “Our investment in the Kongsberg C64 Edge is not merely about acquiring cutting-edge technology; it’s a commitment to enhancing our service. The speed and precision offered by the C64 Edge contribute to reduced lead times, ensuring a seamless experience for our clients.”

Established in 2000, CIM Signs & Graphics is a regional supplier of vehicle graphics and wraps, printed exhibition displays, wall graphics, retail signage, illuminated signage, window graphics, banners, POS signs, and shop front fascia signage.

With 25 staff and a turnover of £2m, it serves a range of industries, including retail, hospitality, leisure, tourism, construction, and education.