A 4D effects theatre and motion simulator manufacturer, whose work opens up a world of experiences from space travel to wildlife encounters, has moved to a new base in the Black Country.

Simworx, the UK's only such manufacturer, has taken a 14,039 sq ft unit at the Pensnett Estate in Kingswinford, which is owned and managed by London and Cambridge Properties.

Simworx provides its equipment to theme parks, museums and international bluechip companies and chose the site to reflect its world-class offer to the entertainment, education and corporate sectors.

The move gives it the opportunity to increase in size in the coming months.

The firm is on target to beat last year's sales of £2.5 million and could increase its workforce from 12 to 15 engineers in the next few months.

Managing director Terry Monkton said: "We were looking for premises in a more prestigious and welcoming environment that would portray the right image for the business.

"This new building is fabulous and LCP has also built offices for us to our own design and specifications, which we really appreciated.

"The premises are a similar size to our previous base at Willenhall, but the layout here is a far better design, which suits our manufacturing process.

"We have demonstration facilities for both simulators and 4D effects theatres and a full audio visual studio."

The management at Simworx has been selling its equipment for almost ten years and currently employs 12 people.

Its simulators range from eight seats to 20 seats and can be found around the world in science and aerospace museums, zoos and theme parks, for example. Earlier this year it supplied two mobile simulators for the Winter Olympics in Turin for Coca-Cola.

Its 4D effects theatres - which simulate snow, wind and smoke as well as move around - range from 20 seats to 500.

The company is also responsible for making some of the films for the theatres, where people may take in the sights, sounds, motions and sensory effects of a range of experiences, such as space travel.