Celebrating Clearmark's 20th Birthday

Coding the future, this was the vision facing Clearmark in September 2001, when the company was incorporated, and an objective that would go on to reshape the customer view of coding equipment forever. The twenty-year journey has been both challenging and insightful, but today Clearmark is one of the fastest growing businesses in the Midlands.

20 Years of Coding the Future

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The Clearmark journey began in 2001, when the three directors, Chris Simpson, Chris Gent and Dave Bradbury had a vision to combine over forty years engineering expertise and create a company that could deliver unrivalled coding, print and labelling solutions to the packaging industry.

Take a look at how the Clearmark journey unfolded over the past 20 years.

Eyes to the sky

Sub Zero

Looking ahead to the future, we have sustainability at the forefront of our strategy and are seeking to reduce carbon emissions in operations.

Managing director, Chris Simpson, has stated the following.

"Our sustainability story is one of continual progress that ripples through our culture and is the foundation of our business”

You can see all of the current processes and initiatives that we have in place to help improve our overall impact on the environment here.

The Proof is in the Coding

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The sole focus of the company has never been confined to selling coders and labellers. Whether working with global giants, a start-up company or a family run firm, for the last 20 years it has been our mission to deliver more than simply a printer out of the box, we design and create innovative solutions to meet all of your coding challenges.

Take a look at what our customers had to say about us below.

I would recommend Clearmark (ICE) to anyone, easy to use coders and very reliable. If you do have a problem, the service team are always on hand straight away to help.

Tom Fordyce 

Engineering Director

Layford Contract Packers Ltd 

Since investing in our first ICE coder, we’ve continued to be impressed with the reliability of the machines.

John Tate 

Asset Operations Manager

Whitby Seafoods 

ICE printers are reliable and print high quality code, combined with low maintenance, they have really helped to improve our overall production efficiency.

Philip Marr 


The Ice Co 

The technical sales team, project management, training and time scales were all perfect. At the time I was project managing three different capital investments into equipment and Clearmark was the only supplier to deliver on time and in full. I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Brett Ellis 

Co-Founder and Head Brewer

The Wild Beer Co 

The Clearmark team I have always found to be greatly responsive, and really knowledgeable no matter who you speak to. They are always on hand to offer unpressurised advice.

Phil Chessell 

Category Product Change Manager

Saputo Dairy UK 

The ICE machines have delivered excellent print quality throughout, reducing the need for line stoppage and pack wastage.

Simon Neale 

UK General Manager

Rockline Europe 

Our 20 year story

You can read more on our 20 year story here, with further insight from the Managing Director, Chris Simpson.