QLM Labels Makers, Luminar and Read Labels & Packaging are joining forces to create QLM Flexibles, a new division within the QLM Label Makers Group.

This new division of the group will combine the three company’s respective expertise and offer flexible packaging, labels and folding cartons, as well as barcode and label printers.

QLM Group CEO Simon Pugh commented, ‘We are incredibly humbled to combine these three great and innovative companies to provide Australian companies with truly Australian-owned manufacturing.’

Established in the early 1970s and headquartered in Brisbane, QLM Label Makers has grown to become one of the Asia-Pacific region’s leading label manufacturers. One of the group’s subsidiaries in Vietnam, Hoang Ha Label Co, took home the Supreme Award in the inaugural Digital Labels & Packaging Awards.

Operating out of Ravenhall, Victoria, Read Labels & Packaging specialises in flexible packaging and digital label printing. Its short-run, high-quality, digital label printing, custom flexible packaging and resin badge printing services are designed for small businesses and start-ups to compete with larger brands.

Luminar also uses digital to produce labels and flexible packaging, also for small to medium businesses. The company’s managing director Matt Ellis said, ‘For over 20 years Luminar has been working with businesses to achieve great results by enabling access to high-quality packaging and beautiful labels produced locally, providing competitive pricing with the kind of transparency, honesty and fairness business owners need to grow.’

For Ross Read, founder of Read Labels & Packaging, ‘We strongly believe in the use of technology and innovation to stay ahead of the competition. After 25 years it is time for us to grow and be able to deliver new technology, products and innovation.’

Mr Pugh concluded, ‘The QLM Group continues to invest in leading technology and solutions across the labelling and packaging sector. We constantly strive for excellence in order to enable businesses and start-ups to compete and differentiate their products and shelf presence. We are delivering this to thousands of brands through competitive pricing, cutting edge technology, transparency and on demand lead times.’