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Computype is founded in St. Paul, Minn., as a computer typesetting service bureau operation.
U.S. railroad companies track rolling stock movements via barcodes.
A pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum is the first product scanned by an IBM UPC system – the code that has become the world standard.
Buck Roach, Larry Erickson and Hugh O’Connell purchase Computype. The primary business focus is typesetting corporate directories for the telephone company.
The U.S. military adopts Code 39 to make everything from boots to warheads.
Computype acquires a major European competitor. Expanding global capabilities and serving as a dual manufacturing site, the Hull, England location thrives today as our European headquarters.
We sell computer typeset operations as barcode production becomes the sole business focus.
Computype implements its first quality system to improve manufacturing processes.
Bead labels are manufactured for the first time for usage on tires all over the world.
We acquire IDentification Concepts. Based in New Hampshire, this hub efficiently handles short-run, thermal transfer printing.
Ted Williams develops the “checkerboard style” barcode known today as a 2-D code.
Computype invents a chemical-resistant slide label for automated histology staining.
Computype expands offering to include pre-labeling services.
Computype helps a large customer implement RFID and custom-encoded software for reagent tracking.
We expand solutions to include automatic labelers for increased throughput and precision label placement.
We launch our operational excellence practices.
Computype deploys its first on-site solutions manager to lead label operations at a customer location.
Computype proudly celebrates 40 years as a family-owned business.
Computype is a pioneering label company that has been family owned since 1975. At the time, barcode labels were just becoming widespread in industries around the world. We have long had a reputation as a leading barcode company with a diverse range of solutions. Our passion is innovating and customizing the way labeling systems work for your organization.
We bring experience and new abilities in monitoring and analyzing production straight to your medical lab, tire plant, or place of business. Our solutions drastically cut waste, boost efficiencie, and revolutionize logistics.
Always focused on the future, we’re leading the way forward with new technologies like RFID and opening doors to the evolution of smart labels and automation. Assets with their own intelligence and ability to communicate will transform barcoding. The opportunities for a label company are as exciting now as they were 40 years ago.
You gain all the advantages of a full-solutions partner when you work with us. We deliver complete label systems incorporating product automation, service agreements, software design, logistics management, system engineering, and hardware integration.
As our expertise and scope have grown, so has our international reach. We serve customers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Far East. No matter what country or region you’re in, partner with the label company structured to offer you world-class solutions.