Your collaborative partners in success.

We are a family-owned company that leverages our expertise to identify and track critical assets with innovative programs that improve our customers’ processes, performance, and control. With nearly 50 years of innovating automation and labeling solutions, we pride ourselves on being able to solve identification problems that others can’t.

Computype: where tracking meets success

We exist to change the way the world tracks things. Valuable things, life-saving things, business critical things; we label, track, and monitor your assets. With an experienced team and technologies tailored to your specifications, you can rely on us to relentlessly raise the bar and deliver solutions that are always correct and cost-effective.

Our Mission

To change the way the world tracks things.

Our Vision

A future where the world’s most critical assets are tracked with absolute clarity.

Our Company

We are an identification and tracking company providing customers with valuable insights into their critical assets.

Explore our history.

At Computype, we specialize in innovative identification and tracking solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of diverse industries. Over the years, we have pioneered advancements in barcode technology, engineered specialized label types, and developed comprehensive tracking strategies. Our commitment to innovation has driven us to continuously evolve, ensuring we provide our clients with cutting-edge solutions. Explore our timeline below to see how we’ve transformed identification and tracking over the years.

Computype Founded

Computype is founded in St. Paul, MN, USA. as a computer typesetting service bureau operation.

Roach Family Ownership

Buck Roach, Larry Erickson and Hugh O’Connell purchase Computype. The primary business focus is typesetting corporate directories for the telephone company.


First DIN Sets

With FDA-compliant adhesive and guaranteed sequence integrity, Computype signs its first contract to provide Donation Identification Number (DIN) Label sets to the American Red Cross.

Barcode Production Focus

Computer typeset operations are sold as barcode production becomes the sole focus of the business.

First Tire Bead Labels

Tire bead labels are manufactured for the first time. Today, Computype provides over 400 million bead labels to customers in 40 countries.

First Histology Slide Labels

Computype invents a chemical-resistant slide label for automated histology staining. Still used today, this label solution enables fast and accurate cancer screening in global diagnostics.

Pre-Barcoded Service Launch

Computype expands product offering to include pre-labeling services. Today, Labware Prep™ Services is used to manage compounds in 7 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies.

RFID Integration for Reagent Tracking

Computype helps a global diagnostic organization implement RFID and custom-encoded software for reagent tracking.


Labeling Automation Introduced

Product portfolio expands again to include automated label applicators for increased throughput and precision label placement.

40th Anniversary

Computype proudly celebrates 40 years as a family-owned business.

Cured Ink Direct Marking Launch

Computype launches a proprietary direct mark technology, which provides customers with a more colorful and permanent means of identification.

Identification & Tracking Services

Computype redefines their mission to change the way the world tracks things. We envision a world where the world’s most critical assets are tracked with absolute clarity.

Asset Tracking Software

Computype partners with Avery Dennison to provide cloud-based digital tracking services for complete asset and inventory management.

Discover our sustainability efforts.

Our commitment to sustainability is a core part of our mission. We collaborate with EcoVadis to manage and achieve our sustainability goals. Our efforts have earned us a score of 57, placing us in the top 35% of companies assessed, and have been recognized with a bronze medal. Our ongoing commitment to sustainability reflects our dedication to making a meaningful difference in the industries we serve and the world we live in.

  • 42% of our electricity comes from renewable resources.
  • We test our wastewater for twelve forms of pollution including PH, suspended solids, and heavy metals.
  • We recycle 20 tons of material every year.
  • Our labels can be made with fully recyclable materials.
  • We can manufacture recyclable and dissolvable labels, and labels with up to 80% post-consumer waste.
  • We develop innovative solutions to improve sustainability including Virtual Barcodes and pre-barcoded labware.

Manufacturing Marvels Features Computype

Recently, Computype was featured in a Manufacturing Marvels segment that aired on the Fox Business Network. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our world-class manufacturing facilities and learn how we’re revolutionizing asset identification solutions across various industries.

Roach Family Foundation.

Where values meet family. Computype has roots in the hardworking efforts of family, and we pay it forward with contributions to causes we care about deeply.

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