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.