Systemax, the US company behind the Simply Computers brand and owner of resellers Misco and Global Direct, has moved its UK sales and support operation to a £9m facility in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The new facility, amalgamating several of Systemax’s offices across Britain, will be officially opened on 5 September by World Professional Snooker Champion and Wellingborough resident, Peter Ebdon. The 6.5-acre site will be able to house 750 employees and expansion of the site — previously Misco’s office — is already planned.

The company will continue to manufacture from its base in Bishop Stortford.