Armor a French Thermal Ribbons manufacturer company, has a long tradition and decades of experience, since its founding in 1922 in Nante under the name “Galland & Brochard”. From color ribbons for typewriters to printer ink, Armor has become one of the largest global manufacturers in the printing industry, with more than 650 employees. The division ICP primarily produces ribbons for thermal transfer printing, which are used for label printing and packing materials.
In Europe, Armor enjoys a market share in this sector of roughly 50%, and had an annual turnover of 115 million Euros in 2010. The company’s reach, however, goes far beyond European borders: Armor has a total of 10 branch offices in Asia, North America and South America, showing its international weight.
As the first company in Europe to introduce thermal transfer technology in 1983, Armor also made it well known. The innovations they achieved in printing technology were not by chance; Armor heavily invests into its R&D. Roughly 35 employees work in the company’s own development center, to improve technologies and materials. It has become one of the most important locations in the sector. The thermal transfer ribbons are produced in five locations around the globe.
Customers profit from materials which promise a high degree of quality. The top quality, the decades of experience, plus the responsible handling of both resources and the environment make Armor a reliable partner for you in the thermal transfer printing technology sector. Nearly 100% customer satisfaction explains the yearly 15% increase in production during the last 10 years alone. Barcode Technologies www.barcode-uk.com offers a wide range of these high quality thermal transfer ribbons from stock ready to ship the same day.