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OPM News Archives

Our Passion – October

Here at OPM we are proud of our team, their qualities, skills and qualifications make them great at what they do every day – But it is their passion that makes them the best at what they do.

OPM are proud to share an interest and support the passion behind our people.

And so would like to […]

By |October 5th, 2017|OPM Team|0 Comments

Labelexpo Reaches New Heights

Labelexpo Europe 2017 is the ‘biggest, greatest and boldest’ in the event’s history, with more working machinery from a record number of exhibitors occupying more floor space than ever before.

Read more about the fantastic event in an article at labelsandlabelling.com.

http://www.labelsandlabeling.com/news/latest/labelexpo-reaches-new-heights

By |October 4th, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

Take a Look Beyond!

Chris Ellison, the new FINAT president was interviewed by NarrowWebTech magazine.

Read the full article at the link below:

http://narrowwebtech.com/markets-and-events/take-a-look-beyond-interview-with-the-new-finat-president-chris-ellison-part-2/

By |October 4th, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

Evolution, Not Revolution

Chris Ellison, the new FINAT president was interviewed by NarrowWebTech magazine.

Read the full article at the link below:

http://narrowwebtech.com/markets-and-events/evolution-not-revolution-interview-with-the-new-finat-president-chris-ellison-part-1/

By |October 4th, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

FINAT Annual Conference and Membership

I recently returned from the FINAT Annual Conference in Berlin and thought I would share a brief snapshot of the event with this short video link.
I find great value in attending, especially the positive networking opportunities, educational sessions, and a chance to reconnect with industry friends.  While fierce competitors at close quarters at dinners and in […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

Labels & Labelling Video

OPM Group discuss MIS success
Chris and Susan Ellison, directors of OPM (Labels and Packaging) Group talk with Mike Fairley, the founder of Labels & Labeling, about why they invested in a sophisticated Management Information System (MIS) and automated workflow, and the benefits it has brought to their business.

By |September 25th, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

OPM in the Media – Training For the Future

OPM are featured in August’s Handbook for Certification and Accreditation (published by Whitmar / Flexotech magazine) with an article about how OPM focus and innovate in their in-house training program.
Training the Future
As developments in the global printing industry continue to move at a rapid pace, it is vital that printers recognise the importance of highly skilled […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

OPM in the Media – Zero Labels 2 Landfill

Leeds-based OPM Group has been awarded Zero Labels 2 Landfill certification for its efforts to reduce the impact on the environment by diverting waste from landfill sites.

The certificate was issued by BPIF Labels following confirmation from Prismm Environmental that OPM’s waste was being treated according to the scheme’s compliance requirements.

Prismm also introduced various equipment to […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

Zero Labels 2 Landfill Scheme

OPM Group are Proud to Announce
Zero Labels 2 Landfill Scheme Certification Awarded

OPM Group is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded their Zero Labels 2 Landfill Certification.

Certificates were issued by BPIF Labels following Prismm Environmental confirming that OPM’s waste was being treated according to the scheme compliance requirements.

OPM has worked closely with recycling-led […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

And a Place For Everything

Magazine EDITORIAL – Process Engineering Control & Manufacturing MAGAZINE is a lively, engaging, insightful independent publication & directory which offers practical advice & solutions on the technical and management challenges faced by engineers and managers in the process & manufacturing industries.

OPM are a featured in an article this issue that outlines the vision and methodology […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

Everything in its Place

At Leeds-based OPM Group, each piece of equipment has its place and each person is an effective team player working with coordinated effort to provide total customer satisfaction, consistent and reliable product quality, with short lead times to enhance speed-to-market.

The privately-owned business was established more than 40 years ago, originally manufacturing mechanical overprinting machines. It […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

FINAT President’s Call to Address Skills Shortage

At a time when packaging technology as a whole is changing very fast, Chris Ellison, managing director of OPM (Labels & Packaging) Group Ltd (UK) has been elected to the challenging position of President of FINAT, the European labelling association based in The Netherlands.

‘It’s a massive honour, to be elected president,’ he said. Replacing outgoing […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

Coniston Challenge Day Returns for Ninth Year!

An action packed challenge day in aid of Sue Ryder – Manorlands Hospice.

Held on Thursday 6th July, teams competed in a series of challenges including 4×4 off-roading, archery, target golf, clay pigeon shooting and a falconry display. The fundraising event was rounded off with a hog-roast, Charity Auction and team awards presentation. It certainly was an […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Fundraising|0 Comments

New Finat president outlines industry challenges and agenda for his presidency

Chris Ellison, managing director of the UK’s OPM (Labels & Packaging), has been elected as the new president of Finat, the European labeling association based in The Netherlands, and declared the main agenda of his presidency.

Replacing outgoing president Thomas Hagmaier, managing director of Hagmaier Etiketten in Germany, Ellison has over 30 years of industry experience […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

OPM Group are Proud to Announce Chris Ellison Named FINAT President

OPM Group is proud to announce that Chris Ellison, Managing Director, has recently been elected to serve as the twentieth President of FINAT for the next two years. FINAT is the European association for the self-adhesive label and narrow-web converting industry.

Chris was elected by fellow association members, will serve as President and will provide guidance […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

OPM Installs AVT Helios Automatic 100% Print Inspection Solutions

OPM has installed the Helios inspection systems from print inspection leader AVT at its manufacturing facility in Leeds.

Designed and developed from years of AVT’s market experience and expertise, Helios is seamlessly integrated into any press / rewinder / finishing equipment to create a designated automatic inspection station for print processes. The user-friendly solution […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Did you know? OPM are now fully certified to PS9000:2011

Did you know ?
OPM are now fully certified to PS9000:2011
This means we have successfully completed the formal four day audit process set out by the Pharmaceutical Quality Group.

This accredited certificate confirms that OPM are audited by the Pharmaceutical Quality Group (PQG) of the Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA), so that OPM clients have a guarantee […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Bar Graphic Machinery Succeeds With Opm Group

Bar Graphic Machinery now has six finishing machines in operation at OPM Group, following the recent installation of a second BGM Elite 550 Multiflex rewinder.

This latest Generation 2 Elite Multiflex has a 550mm web width and is capable of finishing a wide variety of supported and unsupported films, plastics, foils, papers, self-adhesive papers and light […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

OPM Group first to deploy GEW hybrid ArcLED UV system

OPM Group in Leeds have installed an additional Nilpeter printing press with GEW hybrid UV curing to boost energy savings and to extend their commercial offer.

In 2015 OPM acquired a customised configuration of a UV curing system installed on a Nilpeter F4* flexo printing press with nine GEW systems comprising 5 arc lamp stations and […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

OPM Have Their First Audit Training Academy Graduate!

The best brands demand the best people. It’s for this reason that we believe in investing in all of our staff by providing them with the opportunity to succeed and deliver their full potential and ambitions in a supportive and energetic team environment.

OPM firmly believe our people are at the heart of everything we do […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

GMI Certified Printing Facility

OPM (Labels and Packaging) Group Ltd is a Graphics Measures International (GMI) Certified Print Facility.

In November 2015, OPM went through the GMI audit process, we have achieved Full Certification for the Walgreens PQA programme and are now a certified print packaging supplier for Walgreens. As a global leader in packaging quality services, GMI certifies, monitors […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Label and Labelling: OPM completes Proof Approval Workflow

The next step in OPM Group’s workflow automation program is a standardized proof approval system based on spectral colour management…

Read the full article here

By |November 23rd, 2015|Corporate News|0 Comments

FlexoTech: OPM Group installs OpenColor

By implementing GMG’s OpenColor, OPM Group has seen a reduction in waste, time and overall production costs due to accurate colour results and repeatable quality.
The company offers artwork, repro and print services for multi-nationals using a traditional range of Adobe and Esko software design tools and has an enviable reputation for specialist packaging, where clients […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Corporate News|0 Comments

Packaging Europe News: OPM Group is Colour Confident with GMG OpenColor

Label and packaging solutions provider, OPM (Labels & Packaging) Group Ltd, has invested in GMG OpenColor for accurate colour results and repeatable quality. Implementing GMG’s solutions means the company has seen a reduction in waste, time and overall production costs…

Read the full article here

By |November 16th, 2015|Corporate News|0 Comments

Congratulations from All the Team OPM!

Charlotte Ellison OPM Commercial Manager has graduated from Huddersfield University on 10th November 2015!

Well done Charlotte!!

By |November 11th, 2015|Corporate News|0 Comments

Tharstern demonstrates MIS expertise at Labelexpo

Tharstern, the software house with over 700 worldwide installations, has unveiled at Labelexpo Europe 2015 its latest Management Information System (MIS) functionality for labels…

Read the full article here

By |September 30th, 2015|Corporate News|0 Comments

Chris Ellison becomes Vice President for Finat

New Leadership at FINAT – At the General Assembly 2015, Kurt Walker finished his term as FINAT President and handed over the torch to Thomas Hagmaier of Hagmaier Etiketten (D). Thomas’ in turn was succeeded by Chris Ellison (OPM Labels and Packaging, UK) as Vice President. Kurt in turn will stay on for another two […]

By |September 16th, 2015|Corporate News|0 Comments