Belgian firm chooses Beverly for American headquarters

Cummings Center

BEVERLY– Summa America, a subsidiary of Belgium-based Summa nv, has chosen Beverly for its American headquarters. The vinyl cutting and imaging equipment manufacturer plans to open a Customer Experience Center in August at a 15,600-square-foot space at Cummings Properties’ 100 Cummings Center building.

“This location will serve as Summa America’s central distribution center, technical training facility, and service hub for our dealers,” said Barry Budwit, vice president and general manager of Summa America. “We are delighted to be closely located to meet the needs of our channel partners who are serving the American markets.”

“We were pleased to be able to bring this growing firm to Cummings Center by providing a creative space solution on an aggressive timeline,” said Cummings Properties leasing manager Mary Carroll, who worked directly with Summa America on the lease. “Our in-house design and construction teams were tasked with building out a facility that could accommodate the delivery and display of Summa’s unusually large products.”

Mary Carroll

Cummings Properties modified existing loading docks and interior columns, and created a new loading bay to allow for the movement of large-scale products within Summa’s new site. The facility includes warehouse, office, and demonstration space.

The Belgian firm will join several other international clients that have locations at Cummings Center, including Analytik Jena US, Applied Photophysics, Quarto Publishing Group, Hettich Instruments, and Yankee Leisure Group.

Founded in 1973, Summa builds plotters and delivers products for the sign making, labeling, vehicle wrap, and outdoor advertising industries. The Customer Experience Center in Beverly will carry the complete assortment of Summa’s professional Roll & Flat Bed finishing systems.