In 2011, after a successful growth period and ambitious business plan the company started manufacturing self-adhesive label materials and acquired the manufacturing plant of Blueman Labels, a specialist trade label converter and specialist printer to the transport, packaging and retail sectors. The two company brands were merged and after further re-investment the company today operates from a 14,000 sq ft factory with seven production lines, a workforce of 31, with a turnover approaching 3.5 million.
In 2012, after further research and development the company became one of the few UK label manufacturers to be successful in the the production of "small roll" labels offering inner cores, 12.7mm and 19mm for the handheld and portable thermal printers.
Scanman, is now recognised as a UK market leader for Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Labels for all industries and has developed a passion to offer the best adhesives for carton labelling, pallet labelling and general packaging, whether indoor or outdoor applications and can tailor all adhesives to suit customer needs.
The company continues to offer a dedicated Trade Division serving Print Management, Stationery Suppliers, Packaging Suppliers and other label printers with competitive pricing and confidential supply direct to their clients. A highly dedicated MIS system drives the estimating, sales processing and stock management which allows secure online ordering and order tracking for all clients and is accessible 24/7.
In 2014, Scanman UK moved towards the production of high value labelling for the Food, Drinks, Chemical and Health Care sectors and acquired the global BRC/IOP standard for food product safety and quality management. The company now actively produces high quality printed labels of up to 8 colours using high quality UV flexographic inks for short, medium or very large label requirements on practically any substrate.
Scanman, is constantly looking at ways to reduce waste and improve efficiencies within the manufacturing process and is currently working towards ISO4000 along with integrating environmental awareness with the website branding.