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.
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, custom 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 America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Far East. No matter what country or region you’re in, partner with the label provider structured to offer you world-class solutions.