Christopher Ellison

Managing Director

OPM (Labels and Packaging) Group

In 1990, Chris began his career in print, as the Managing Director of Overprinting Machines (UK) Ltd. Chris refocused the business away from the manufacture of mechanical overprinting machines to the manufacture of printed self-adhesive labels and renamed the business The OPM Group. OPM had fewer than 15 employees and revenue of less than 700k per year, over the next decade Chris tripled the company’s turnover, this enabled the company to evolve from a plain white/utility printer into a highly regarded premium multi-colored self-label printer. In 1999 Chris formed another site OPM Flexibles, totally dedicated to high quality printed film, sachet laminate and multi-layer flexible packaging. Chris’s drive and OPM’s new products took the market by storm, and the company now holds a unique position in the UK print market. In 2013, Chris relocated the two OPM sites to one site based in Leeds. Investing over £4 million in the latest technology, automated MIS, pre-press systems and presses and 100% inspection, Chris focused heavily on lean manufacturing principles and investment in people to quickly turn the new site into a ‘super’ site that has seen a growth of 50 % since relocation. In June 2017 Chris became the President of Finat, a position he will hold until June 2019.
Conference: Press conferences 2017
Session: Labelexpo Global Series (Press Office Theater)
Time: Monday 25 September 2017, 10:15 - 10:45
Conference: Label Academy Master Class: MIS and Workflow Automation
Session: Case study: label converter MIS installation and operational success story
Time: Tuesday 26 September 2017, 13:20

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