We study how your organisation does things and rely on our own strong expertise when designing innovative labelling solutions that precisely fit your processes.
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Computype is founded in St. Paul, MN, USA. as a computer typesetting service bureau operation.
Buck Roach, Larry Erickson and Hugh O’Connell purchase Computype. The primary business focus is typesetting corporate directories for the telephone company.
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.
Computer typeset operations are sold as barcode production becomes the sole focus of the business.
Computype implements its first quality system to improve manufacturing processes.
Tyre bead labels are manufactured for the first time. Today, Computype provides over 400 million bead labels to customers in 40 countries.
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.
Computype expands product offering to include pre-labelling services. Today, READY Labware Services is used to manage compounds in 7 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies.
Computype helps a global diagnostic organisation implement RFID and custom-encoded software for reagent tracking.
Product portfolio expands again to include automated label applicators for increased throughput and precision label placement.
Global operational excellence practices are launched.
Computype employs its first On-site Solutions Manager to lead global label operations at a customer location.
Computype proudly celebrates 40 years as a family-owned business.
Computype dedicates innovation resources to expanding RFID capabilities.
Computype launches a proprietary direct mark technology, which provides customers with a more colourful and permanent means of identification.
Chromaffix, the dynamic tyre tread labelling automation system is launched as a means of enabling tyre manufacturers to automate and streamline the tread labelling process.
Computype is a leading label manufacturing 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 an innovative barcode company offering a diverse range of process-improving solutions. Our passion is customising and perfecting the way labelling systems work for your organisation to enable efficient processes, reduced labour and accurate tracking.
We bring experience and new abilities in monitoring and analysing production straight to your lab, tyre manufacturing plant or place of business. Our innovative labelling solutions drastically cut waste, boost efficiencies and revolutionise the way assets are tracked and corresponding data is managed.
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 the way information is captured, communicated and managed.
We offer the option to outsource your labelling to an on-site expert who improves efficiencies without taking resources away from other areas of your business.
Our Label Pros develop in-depth knowledge of your organisation and are selected based on their skill and familiarity with your industry.
While other label suppliers specialise in one area, we use our expertise in label applicators, printers, software and service to recommend customised label solutions.
We partner with you to understand your internal and external processes in depth, so we can recommend 360-Degree Solutions that address problems at the source.
Do you need a way to increase throughput, decrease waste and drive cost savings? Our Smart Process Planning helps you grow through continuous improvement.
We’ll conduct a walkthrough of your site to help you streamline labelling processes. The end result for your organisation is lower costs and greater efficiency through strategic planning.
High-quality labels don’t just come in vibrant colours; they’re also built to withstand extreme environments. Unreadable labels violate regulations for chemical dispatch, while labels that don’t stick contribute to higher scrap rates in tyre manufacturing.
Our labels endure chemicals, stains, extreme temperatures and corrosion exposure, all while remaining readable and in place. No matter your industry regulations or conditions, our Harsh Environment Labels pass the test.
Our mission is to give you high-quality labels, innovative solutions and service moulded to your specific needs. Our Label Pros foster customer intimacy by making on-site visits to improve label integration and to stay close to your labelling processes. We’re not just a voice over the phone. We’re your strategic partner.
Drawing on our extensive experience, we aid your organisation in the following key areas:
A top five global tyre manufacturing company located in Brazil reached out to Computype for labelling assistance when tasked with meeting the INMETRO regulation, which aims to comply with environmental legislation related to tyre production and sales.READ THE CASE STUDY
One of the largest cell and DNA repositories in the world had been struggling with inefficiencies in its tracking and labelling processes and reached out to Computype in hopes to find a solution.READ THE CASE STUDY
At Computype, we provide reliable labelling and identification solutions in order to make our customers’ processes easier. As we are always up for a challenge, we have recently taken on a project in the logistics industry.READ THE CASE STUDY