Bloc Digital expands Stateside on the back of ‘strong’ US growth

Keith Cox and Chris Hotham

Derby-based 3D content, data visualisation and alternative reality firm Bloc Digital has opened its first overseas office in the USA.

The news comes as the company continues to experience strong organic growth in the US, securing new large industrial clients and exchanging knowledge with NASA’s Graphics Visualisation team.

Bloc Digital specialises in providing a full life-cycle of marketing, training and Industry 4.0 solutions.

The firm has a global portfolio of engineering and manufacturing clients including Rolls-Royce and the Lubrizol corporation as well as Norway-based Kongsberg Maritime. The company’s role in developing JCB’s first digital twin factory in the UK has been of particular interest to a growing number of US businesses.

The opening event at Bloc’s North American offices in Mentor, Ohio was attended by local city leaders, state universities, regional businesses and members of the BritishAmerican Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Aerospace Institute.

Keith Cox, co-founder and CEO of Bloc Digital Inc., said: “It’s great to fully realize our vision of establishing Bloc Digital in the US. We’ve been working towards this moment for a few years, fuelled by our North American clients’ ambitions to further their collaborations with us. Our combination of creative design, multi-media and technology skills, as well as industrial knowledge and ability to deliver high-quality results at competitive costs, has proven to be highly unique and sought-after.”

Kenneth J. Filipiak, Mentor City manager, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Bloc Digital to our city. As a proven, global provider of world-class animated marketing and multi-reality applications for industry solutions, they will not only add diversity and strength to our local economy, but will enhance the competitiveness of the region
across multiple sectors. We expect them to see explosive growth in the American market.”

Chris Hotham, co-founder and CEO of Bloc Digital Inc., said: “Ohio reflects our roots in the industrial city of Derby and is a perfect fit for our North American growth. With our office now officially open, we’ve been working hard to establish and strengthen relationships with new and current clients from every stage of the manufacturing process – enabling them to operate more efficiently and engage more customers. I’m looking forward to the further opportunities the region will bring.”