Friday 16 April 2021 | attractions-kit.net: The search engine for attractions buyers

20 Jul 2015

Simworx announces acquisition of RoboCoaster

Supplier: Simworx Limited

More Simworx Limited details
UK-based Simworx acquires RoboCoaster
Dynamic simulation attractions maker Simworx said it has acquired RoboCoaster, a UK-based robotic attractions specialist, after receiving £4.5m (US$7m, €6.5m) in investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF).

"I am delighted to formalise our working relationship with RoboCoaster who have access to some amazing technology" said Terry Monkton, Simworx managing director. The two companies have been working in partnership for the past two years.

Simworx and RoboCoaster plan to together focus on the design and manufacture of a next generation of dark ride and robotic attractions, adding to their existing portfolios.

This includes, for Simworx, Angry Birds 4D at Thorpe Park in the UK and a dinosaur-themed immersive tunnel at Movie Park in Germany. Most recently, Simworx built the bus-themed motion simulator central to Merlin Entertainment’s newly opened Shrek attraction in London.

RoboCoaster will continue to develop intellectual property (IP)  for  use  in  passenger -carrying robotic technology  and  trackless  dark  rides. Managing director Gino DeGol will retain his position.

"The RoboCoaster mission has always been to pioneer new technologies in the field of entertainment and  we  have  now  amassed  a  significant  bank  of  IP  and  knowhow  for  new  applications," said DeGOl. "I very  much  look  forward  to  bringing  all  of  our  next  generation  technologies to market." 

Investment partner BGF, backed by capital of up to £2.5bn (US$3.9bn, €3.6bn), said it was keen to support the takeover of two companies who support local business and are simultaneously global innovators.

Simworx plans to use the remaining equity to double the size of its West Midlands production plant and facilities, and hire up to 20 more staff.


Supplier: Simworx Limited
Kingswinford West Midlands UK
Simworx offers a diverse range of high-quality, media-based attractions, including dynamic motion simulation attractions, 4D cinemas and AGV (Advanced Guidance Vehicle) dark rides for the global entertainment, education and corporate markets. Turnkey solutions are available, as are attractions using the latest virtual reality technology.

Simworx is involved in product design, development, manufacturing and service support, film content, motion programming and the creation of complete themed attractions. The company offers clients a genuine turnkey service, with an unparalleled after-sales support service.

Our key customers are primarily in the theme park, museum, zoo, aquarium, space and science centre, corporate promotion, family entertainment centre and cinema sectors. Simworx sells its attractions to countries worldwide, with installations across every continent. Key market regions currently include Asia and the Middle East.

Web: www.simworx.co.uk

Click here to visit Simworx Limited's leisure-kit listing


Connect with
attractions-kit.net
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

Find the right products and services for your company
News search
 
Advertise your products
on the leisure-kit Product Report
And reach over 57,000 leisure buyers

Call
+44 (0)1462 431385
 
People

Michel Linet-Frion

After decades creating for Disney, Grévin and Center Parcs, Linet-Frion has launched his own consultancy
View feature>>
Catalogue gallery
 
Company profile
 
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981.
View full profile>>
 

To advertise your product and reach over 57,000 leisure buyers call
+44 (0)1462 431385 or email [email protected]
Attractions jobs
Powered by
leisureopportunities.com
 
Attractions news
Powered by
leisureopportunities.com
16 Apr 2021
Herschend Enterprises acquires Vancouver Aquarium

Herschend Enterprises has acquired Vancouver Aquarium from the Ocean Wise Conservation Association, adding the attraction to the group's growing portfolio of properties.
More>>
15 Apr 2021
'Mind-blowing' experiential art space Superblue opens its doors in Miami

Experiential art company Superblue has launched its first venue in Miami, US.
More>>
 
Diary dates
Powered by
leisurediary.com
05-07 May 2021
TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World Tarragona
Spain
More>>
09 Jun 2021
IAAPA Expo Asia 2021

The Venetian Macao Macao
China
More>>
01-07 Dec 2022
World Leisure Congress 2022

tbc Dunedin
New Zealand
More>>
 
Property & tenders
Powered by
leisureproperty.com
William Byrd Swimming Pool
Location: Hillingdon
Company:Hillingdon Borough Council
More>>

 

To advertise your product and
reach over 57,000 leisure buyers
call
+44 (0)1462 431385

Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd