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We have been in business continuously since 1969 – 55 years! Throughout that time, we have seen consistent growth, from humble beginnings in a small building in a rural village, to our current 24,000 square foot state of the art factory in Burntwood, Staffordshire.

Governed by a highly experienced and independently qualified Board of Directors and complemented by a highly capable Management Team, our 50+ colleagues are motivated and engaged with the values that they themselves identified – Quality, Commitment, Teamwork and Honesty.


At Mercian Labels, our Culture lies at the heart of everything we do. Embedded throughout the business, these simple phrases are the bedrock of our corporate society and key to our focus on all aspects of the Mercian Labels ethic.

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We are trusted by over 10,000 business customers, trade printers and packaging experts to consistently deliver top quality labels and flexible packaging in industry-beating lead times with superb service. We print and ship many millions of labels every week.

Our technical expertise lies in both digital and flexographic label printing, including the production of high volumes of pre-printed variable data and barcode labels, the global LabelLock™ brand of tamper evident security labels and tape, and the Gammatex™ brand of chemical sterilisation indicator labels.

With increasing competition for the consumer pound, it’s essential for companies of all sizes to consider not only the quality of their products, but also

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Happy Birthday to the whole Mercian Labels team!   Today (11th April) we are celebrating our 55th birthday! Where does the time go?   Over



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Quality is at the heart of everything we do. We are independently accredited to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) and are AA+ rated (the highest rating available) under the BRCGS (British Retail Consortium) certification for Packaging Materials, and we are the only security label manufacturer to have been accredited to the ISO17712:2013 for our LabelLock™ tamper evident security labels. Our executive directors are qualified members of the Institute of Directors, we are independently accredited to ISO 14001:2015 and are the only UK self-adhesive label manufacturer accredited to the Cyber Essentials PLUS standard, providing our customers with enhanced levels of data security in all areas of operation.

Mercian Labels are members of the Institute of Packaging, the Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA), the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) among others.

If you would like to know more, come and visit us! We enjoy showing clients around our state-of-the-art factory – or if you don’t have time for a visit, just read what our customers say about us.


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