News & Information

June 2021

Cheers to our Five Year Partnership

Bevcraft who provide canning solutions to microbreweries established the relationship with Needham Coding five years ago. “We approached Needham Coding when we first started out, at the time Bevcraft was just a very small start-up with limited resources and we needed help to print lot and date information on to our cans,” said Darren. “It was clear from the outset that Needham Coding shared many of the same values as Bevcraft and this is important to us. We can...

May 2020

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Statement

The Needham Group has conducted appropriate COVID-19 risk assessments for all offices and field activities. Group operations are assessed as compliant with the guidance set out in the Government’s document issued on 11 May 2020, Working Safely During Covid-19. We continue to inform, instruct and train our people as the official guidance evolves. The risk assessments and guidance will be reviewed and updated as relevant information becomes available. Our aim is to reduce risk to our people and the public by...

March 2020

Coronavirus Update

UPDATE: Please read our COVID-19 Risk Assessment Statement here. Over the growing concerns of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we would like to assure you that Needham Coding Ltd is operating as normal, whilst following a strict process to safeguard our employees and customers. Our process is based on advice from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation and is being reviewed on a regular basis. New Equipment Orders, Consumable Orders & Spare Part Orders Despite the current situation Needham Coding remains busy, we're receiving...

February 2020

The Needham Group Ltd. Announces New Commercial Director

Whitchurch, Shropshire-based company The Needham Group Ltd. announces Hannah Ellis as Commercial Director and newest member of the Executive Board.  The announcement comes at a critical time for The Needham Group as the company has experienced rapid growth through 2019.  Hannah was also appointed as acting Managing Director for Needham Laser Technologies Ltd., a subsidiary of The Needham Group, where she will look to expand the laser marking business both domestically and internationally.  Her focus as Commercial Director is...

January 2020

Needham Coding Ireland Exhibiting at National Manufacturing Conference in Dublin

Needham Coding Ireland is exhibiting at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference in Dublin on the 29th and 30th of January 2020 at the Citywest Convention Centre. The conference is billed as “the largest gathering of key decision makers in Irish manufacturing supply chain.”  A wide range of companies, both large and small, will be on hand to provide insight and services to the latest developments and process improvements in the supply chain ecosystem. Needham Coding Ireland is a subsidiary...

August 2019


Thermal vs. continuous inkjet printers: What are the differences?

A fast, reliable, and accurate ink marking solution is highly valued across virtually all types of industries. In this article we will examine two of the most popular types of inkjet marking printers – continuous and thermal inkjet. In particular, we will assess how each printer works and what are the advantages or disadvantages of each machine. Let’s get started: How does a continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer work? First introduced in 1951, the technology behind CIJ printers has barely changed through...

July 2019


5 manufacturing industries that use fiber lasers

In today’s competitive environment for manufacturing technologies, the name of the game is speed and reliability. Manufacturing firms need to be able to keep up with the demands of their client, which do tend to increase and evolve over time. Time is money, and tight deadlines are par for the course. Substandard quality in finished products can also be the downfall of any manufacturing company, as can costly damages of in-process goods. Fiber laser technology offers an elegant and all-encompassing...

June 2019


What is Continuous Inkjet Technology?

While inkjet printers are a staple in most homes and offices, it is a different type of printing solution called ‘continuous inkjet’ - or CIJ for short - which is leading technology for production and manufacturing printing.  So, what is CIJ printing? How does it work? And, why CIJ is preferred for industrial applications and how it can help your business. Let’s dive in: What is continuous inkjet technology? As its name implies, continuous inkjet (CIJ) technology utilizes a unique, innovative...

February 2018

Third Party CIJ printer servicing

Needham Coding introduces third party servicing for all major CIJ printer brands

In a move aimed at further reinforcing its position as a leading specialist in coding and marking systems, Needham Coding Limited (+44 (0) 1948 661210; – part of The Needham Group – is now offering third party servicing including spare parts and consumables for all brands of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers. This latest initiative from Sheffield-based Needham Coding, which launched its ‘N’ series of own brand CIJ printers last year, is set to ensure optimum performance of Domino,...

January 2018

icoder thermal inkjet printer

Needham Coding to supply consumables, service and support for ICODER Solutions’ printers

Coding & Marking specialist’s direct experience of Icoder TIJ printers and Bestcode CIJ printers set to ensure seamless transition of Icoder business One of the UK’s leading specialists in high performance coding and marking systems, Sheffield-based Needham Coding – part of The Needham Group – will be supplying the consumables, service and support for Icoder printers with immediate effect. Icoder supplied own brand thermal ink jet printers and was the UK distributor for Bestcode continuous ink jet printers. The Icoder business...

Needham Group Growth

The Needham Group Announces 25% Growth

Investment in series of exciting initiatives, including the creation of new subsidiary businesses, set to provide springboard to further significant expansion Shropshire-based The Needham Group (; +44 (0) 1948 662629), which comprises Needham Coding, Needham Coding Ireland, Needham Coding Distribution and Needham Inks, has announced 25% growth over the past 12 months. It attributes the success to investment in a series of exciting initiatives during 2017 which are designed to provide the springboard to further significant expansion. Needham Group 2017 Highlights: ...

December 2017


New S-Series Drop-On-Demand Inkjet Printers

Reinforcing its commitment to an ambitious growth strategy, Needham Coding Limited – part of The Needham Group – has launched the ‘S’ series of drop-on-demand inkjet printers. The new range has been specially developed to offer high resolution, large character printing for secondary packaging applications within the food and beverage industry. Needham Coding has introduced the ‘S’ series of drop-on-demand inkjet printers to complement the Sauven Marking ink business which its sister company, Needham Inks, acquired in 2015. The new Needham...


Needham Coding Ireland celebrates first six months’ trading with key new appointments

Newly-established specialist in coding and marking equipment and consumables for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial markets, Co Westmeath-based Needham Coding Ireland Limited, underlines a successful first six months’ trading with two key appointments. Needham Coding Ireland was created as a result of a merger between The Needham Group, which comprises Needham Coding UK, Needham Inks and Needham Coding Distribution, and its long-standing Irish distributor Advanced Coding Solutions (ACS). On track to achieve 25% growth, Needham Coding Ireland has appointed Graham...

laser marking

Dispelling myths about laser marking

Due to their versatility and reliability, as well as increasing regulations about part and product identification for traceability, laser marking systems are now being widely used in a broad range of industries including automotive, aerospace, military and defence, medical and electronics. However, there is still the perception that laser marking equipment is expensive, complex and dangerous. John Grainger, Needham Coding’s Operations Director addresses each of those myths below. Laser marking is now a cost-effective way to permanently mark components, products or...

October 2017

Phil Mosley Needham Coding

Needham Coding promotes Phil Mosley to Inkjet Systems Manager

Following the implementation of several growth initiatives including the recent launch of its own brand ‘N’ series of continuous inkjet printers, Needham Coding – part of The Needham Group which also comprises Needham Inks and Needham Coding Distribution – has promoted long-standing employee, Phil Mosley, to Inkjet Systems Manager. Prior to taking up his new role, Phil spent over 13 years as Needham Coding’s Technical Sales Engineer responsible for the demonstration, installation, servicing and repair of the company’s wide range...

September 2017

New Fiber Laser Marking Systems

Entry-level MiniLase™ e aimed at first time laser users whilst the MiniLase™ XL is suited to high volume applications and capable of handling large components Further demonstrating its position at the forefront of advanced coding and marking equipment, Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has added two exciting new models to its growing portfolio of fiber laser marking systems for a range of industrial markets, including automotive, aerospace, engineering, mechanical and medical device. Designed for high volume applications, the MiniLase™...

August 2017

N-Series Continuous Inkjet Printer Sparkles at AP Adam

Cleaning and disinfectant chemicals manufacturer upgrades to N25 model to meet stringent traceability requirements  . When it needed to upgrade an old printer to meet increasingly stringent traceability requirements, leading cleaning and disinfectant chemicals manufacturer, RP Adam Ltd chose a newly launched ‘N’ series continuous inkjet printer (CIJ) from Needham Coding Ltd (+44 (0) 114 2570007;, part of The Needham Group which also comprises Needham Inks Ltd. Selkirk-based RP Adam is using the coding and marking specialist’s robust and versatile...


Aled Ellis, Managing Director at Needham Coding examines the benefits of today’s modern continuous inkjet printers Many of today’s fast moving industries like food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, healthcare, chemical, electronics and automotive, have complicated coding and marking needs. Continuous Inkjet is one of the oldest and most mature printing technologies still in use today yet is still the system of choice where accuracy, speed and flexibility are key requirements. In addition, traceability for brand protection and anti-counterfeiting purposes places...

July 2017

Legibility Tips for Continuous Ink Jet Printing

Bob Powles, Managing Director of Needham Coding Ireland Limited, gives his top tips for ensuring that use-by or best-before information is clear and easy to read. It is imperative that vital use-by or best-before information is clear, easy to read and remains intact for at least as long as the product is on shelf, and while in the consumer’s possession if possible. Depending on the application, the information might also have to adhere to strict legibility standards. With this in mind,...

June 2017

The Needham Group Establishes Needham Coding Distribution Limited

Latest growth initiative represents investment of £550,000 in new office space to facilitate worldwide distribution of own brand N series of CIJ printers Shropshire-based The Needham Group (; +44 (0) 1948 662629) has invested in excess of £550,000 to establish Needham Coding Distribution Limited for the worldwide distribution of its newly launched, own-brand ‘N’ series of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers which has been well received in the UK by both existing and new customers within the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics...

May 2017

Needham Coding Appoints Technical Sales Engineer For North Of England

Tom Steele recruited to help increase sales of laser marking systems and MarkinBOX dot peen engraver unit In line with its ambitious growth strategy, Sheffield-based Needham Coding Limited – part of The Needham Group which also comprises Needham Inks Limited – has appointed Tom Steele as Technical Sales Engineer for the North of England. Further expanding market reach in this key territory, Tom will be responsible for developing sales of the company’s industrial fiber, CO2 and YAG laser marking systems and...

New Payment & Service Packages for ‘N’ Series

New affordable purchase, lease and rental options reflect company values and are designed to deliver major cost advantages whilst giving customers peace of mind Further underlining its position at the forefront of coding and marking technology, Needham Coding Limited (+44 (0) 114 2570007; – part of The Needham Group which also comprises Needham Inks Limited – has introduced flexible, industry leading payment packages for its newly launched, own-branded ‘N’ series of continuous ink jet printers. The transparent and affordable purchase,...

March 2017

The All New N-Series

We are pleased to announce the launch of our own Needham ‘N Series’ range of Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printers, the very latest technology for CIJ printing. Developed and designed around our own ink technology, the N Series offers: Maximum reliability; Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) of 40,000 operating hours. 2 year comprehensive parts and labour warranty, as standard (extended warranties also available). CleanStart™ technology that automatically cleans the system eliminating daily and weekly manual cleanings. 4” colour touch screen as standard, providing a vivid...

May 2016


New Employment Opportunity – Technical Salesperson

Needham Coding Ltd is a subsidiary company of The Needham Group Ltd, established in 1962. Needham Coding Ltd is responsible for the distribution, sales and service of coding and marking equipment. The company focusses on five coding and marking technologies; Small character continuous ink jet (CIJ) printing systems. High resolution (High Res) ink jet printing systems. Thermal ink jet (TIJ) high resolution printing systems. CO2 laser coding systems. Industrial Fiber laser marking systems. Additional details can be found at


Needham Coding Ltd Change Of Address

We are pleased to announce that due to significant growth over the past 18 months our technical base for Needham Coding Ltd will soon be moving to new, larger premises. The purpose of this news post is to inform you of our new address, contact details and timescale for the move. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION: New address: Unit 6 Chambers Way Newton Chambers Road Thorncliffe Park Sheffield S35 2PH New telephone number: +44 (0)114 2570007 Timescale: We will be fully...

March 2016


Needham Coding appointed UK distributor for new Tykma Electrox brand.

TYKMA Electrox is a leading worldwide supplier of industrial laser marking machines. TYKMA and Electrox, two established manufacturers of laser marking equipment made the strategic decision to merge last year, unifying product offerings, increasing their support network and enhancing their global presence. With continued growth and more than 55 years combined history in the industrial laser systems market, they recently announced their new branding, selecting ourselves as the exclusive UK supplier for their expanded product range. “Since the exciting...

Minilase E - Front View

New: Entry-Level System

To meet current demand, we have introduced a new, highly affordable, highly dependable entry-level laser etching & marking system, the Minilase E. This fibre-based system is brimming with features and will mark a wide range of materials including most metal, plastics & more. As always, reliability is synonymous with our products, so you will benefit from exceptional MTBF figures complimented by our comprehensive 3-year warranty. With a fold-out touchscreen and the powerful software, you can start marking out-of-the-box with little...

October 2014

Zetalase™ XL Large Laser Marking System

Introducing the new Zetalase™ XL

In-line with demand and in partnership with TYKMA, we are proud to announce that the all new Zetalase™ XL has been added to the range. Designed for those larger applications, this system is packed full of the same globally recognised features as the Zetalase series, however the XL boasts the most expansive work area yet. Our specialists recent trip to TYKMA in America coincided with the launch of the new system (see photos) and availability of the unit is...

August 2014


New Website Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website; why not let us know your thoughts… The new website has been launched to give you even more information relating to the products and services we offer. In addition to this you will find more about the group’s history and our people. We are always keen to hear your feedback, so please visit the contact us page and let us know what you think. Your feedback is...