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FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS….

QLM'S HERITAGE

From a single hand-fed business card press installed under the house of Del and David Pugh in Windsor (Brisbane) in 1973,
QLM Label Makers has grown to become Asia Pacific’s most dynamic and responsive label manufacturer,
Those family values are really important to us as we grow, and you grow with us.
If you get a chance to visit our Brisbane office you can still see the original Heidelberg Golding Press in our warehouse.

1973

QLM IS BORN

QLM was initially registered with the business name: Queensland Marking Systems.

1977

RELOCATION TO KELVIN GROVE

Moved premises to Kelvin Grove and received first label job from the Department of Primary Industries for labels on a roll resulting in the purchase of a Label Press (259 Single Colour label Press affectionately known as "The Kathumpa".

1979

QUEENSLAND LABEL MAKERS

The company relocates to larger premises in Kelvin Grove & company name is changed to Queensland Label Makers.

1987

IWASAKI LABEL PRESS

In 1987 QLM purchases their first high volume production press: an Iwasaki Label Press.

1992

BIGGER PRESSES & FACTORY

In 1992 QLM purchases a high volume Mark Andy Press & moves to a 'bigger' factory in Kelvin Grove to accommodate the growing business.

1995

SYDNEY SALES OFFICE OPENS

1995 sees the opening of its first interstate sales office in Sydney.

1999

WE ARE 'QLM LABEL MAKERS'

After moving again to larger premises, the company name is changed to QLM Label Makers to reflect the intended 'national' focus of the company.

2000

QLM MOVES TO ACACIA RIDGE

In 2000 QLM moved to much larger premises at 1/13 Murdoch Circuit, Acacia Ridge in Brisbane.

2005

QlM PURCHASES FIRST 'GALLUS' PRESS

A long held dream to operate the industry leading 'Gallus' Presses is realised in 2005 with the installation of a Gallus EM280, the opening of which is attended by the founder's grandson Ferdinand Ruesch and his wife Karin.

2005

OSSIE LABELS JOINS QLM GROUP

OSSIE LABELS based in Brendale, QLD joins the QLM Group.

2006

LABEL PRINT PTY LTD JOINS QLM

Renowned print company LABEL PRINT in Northgate, QLD joins the QLM Group.

2007

MELBOURNE OFFICE OPENS

QLM opens their first Melbourne Sales Office and purchases a second Gallus label press.

2010

QLM ENTERS MALAYSIA WITH PYRAMID LABELS INDUSTRIES ACQUISITION

QLM proudly acquires Pyramid Labels Industries in Puchong, Malaysia to become QLM Label Makers first overseas manufacturing operation.

2011

SA PRINTED LABELS JOINS QLM

SA Printed Labels based in Adelaide joins the QLM Group.

2012

QLM REBRANDS

After 39 years QLM Label Makers is rebranded to reflect the company's vision and values. Read more about it in our DESIGN section.

2012

QLM ADELAIDE RELOCATES TO CITY

QLM's Adelaide operation moves to a new facility in Bowden.

2013

QLM ENTERS VIETNAM

QLM Label Makers acquires Hoang Ha Label Co., Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. HHLC was the first company to operate letterpress printing technology in Ho Chi Minh City and is a well respected company in the label industry with a dedicated and skilled team. A strong existing local customer base served by a broad range of flexographic, letterpress, flatbed and offset printing is complemented by the addition of DiGI FAST Print - adding VIetnam's first HP Indigo label press, in addition to HP Indigo Offset printing.

Nov 2013

SELF-ADHESIVE MARKINGS JOINS QLM GROUP

Self Adhesive Markings (SAM), based in Melbourne, is a leader in the use of high end digital print technology for labels. In joining the QLM Group it adds 2 HP Indigo Printing Presses to the extensive range of Flexographic equipment used by QLM Label Makers in Australia.

Jul 2015

PYRAMID LABELS REBRANDS AS QLM LABEL MAKERS MALAYSIA

Pyramid Labels Industries (PLI), based in Puchong, is officially rebranded as QLM Label Makers Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

March 2020

SHIRE LABELS JOINS QLM GRORUP

SHIRE LABELS based in Sydney joins the QLM Group.

June 2020

NEW Head Office Location

QLM Label Makers officially open their new manufacturing facility and Corporate Headquarters in Berrinba (Brisbane), QLD, Australia. Due to restrictions the factory was opened with a 'virtual' celebration.

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