A Midland company which supplies simulation and cutting edge technology to the entertainment industry has created six jobs after securing a financial boost.
Kingswinford-based Simworx, which is budgeted to turn over £5 million in 2012, continued to expand after receiving undisclosed funding from leading West Midlands venture capital firm Midven, through its Exceed – Midlands Advantage fund.
The company, which has provided media-based installations to theme parks and visitor attractions across the UK, has secured a raft of recent contracts.
The continued expansion has meant six additional jobs have been created in its sales, project management and engineering departments.
The company has become one of the world’s leading providers of simulation and 4D technology – with high profile installations to Drayton Manor Theme Park, The Beatles Story, in Liverpool, the London Science Museum, and two attractions in the major French Theme Park, Futuroscope.
New contracts recently secured include supplying a 49-seat 4D motion theatre in Indonesia, and a 4D special effects, motion simulation attraction at a major science museum in Denmark – which sprays water, bubbles and air onto its audience, as part of the “Edutainment” experience.
Simworx managing director Terry Monkton said:“Having installed extensively across the UK, we are now truly a world player.
“Demand is increasing, people want new and unique experiences and what we are able to provide is precisely that – selling to amusement parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, space centres and family entertainment centres.”
Simworx has won a contract to supply its new product, the “Immersive Tunnel” to a theme park near Rome. The tunnel is a 90-seater moving “tram” which immerses riders with a 360 degree 3D projection system and a custom-made 3D film.