About us

Every day, for nearly three decades, Summa has delivered the world’s highest-quality vinyl and contour cutters and finishing flatbeds without compromise.

Summa America building
Our Commitment

We will never stop looking for the next innovative, precision product for the printing, outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, and signmaking industries. We will never stop listening to what our customers want for their businesses. And we will never stop delivering premier customer service alongside legendary performance.

Summa Belgium factory
Our Beginnings

In 1987, a Belgian division of Houston Instruments, that had assembled recording devices for the manufacture of precision optical lenses since the early 1970s, began modifying pen-plotters for the use in vinyl-cutting applications. In the nineties under Summagraphics (Headquarters: Houston,TX) and Calcomp (Headquarters: Anaheim,CA), vinyl cutting equipment was booming. In 1999 the division became independent and raised its Headquarters in Seattle, WA: Summa Inc. , while development and production remained in Gistel, Belgium.

With our new investor (www.gimv.com), Summa is headquartered in Belgium and from August 2017, Summa America LLC (Boston, MA) is responsible for the American territory.

Along the way, we’ve revolutionized the cutting technology and have become a recognized global leader in our industry. Learn more about our company in the history timeline.