Our History

Our History

OPM are a privately owned independent company established nearly forty years ago.

Initially an engineering company who manufactured mechanical overprinting machines, the company was bought in 1988 by the current owners who quickly diversified into producing plain and printed self-adhesive labels under the much easier to remember OPM brand. OPM systems was introduced in 1996 providing and supporting the thermal transfer/direct overprinting machines. OPM also stock the most complete line of thermal transfer ribbons in the market place. With a wide variety of formulations available for the most demanding ribbon applications our Thermal Transfer Ribbon Department offer consistent, reliable, and cost effective performance.

In order to offer a complete packaging solution, 1999 saw the formation of OPM Flexibles, being the first dedicated short run, high quality printer of printed film, sachet laminate and innovative multi-layer flexible packaging.

In the last decade OPM have consistently invested in state of the art servo drive printing technology to offer both quality and flexibility to our highly innovative customers. OPM have remained at the forefront of this fast growing and highly demanding market, listening carefully to our client’s requirements and continuing to provide fast to market high quality print and packaging solutions. Industry recognition over the last decade has come by way of over 100 industry print awards in both a European and Worldwide arena in partnership with both high profile brand leaders and own label manufacturers.

OPM has an established infrastructure, financial strength, technical expertise and unrivalled customer service, to confidently maintain and grow our customer partnerships of today and nurture new and exciting ones well into the future.