About Us

Founded in 1997, Rotech has grown to become one of the most respected coding and marking specialists in the UK.

Our privately owned business has built a reputation for providing a valuable, end-to-end service – from consultancy and advice, right through to product installation and ongoing support.

Our success is due to our expertise and our ability to solve problems. No matter how small or how significant, we will always deliver the right solution in terms of efficiency, sustainability and quality engineering.

We’re unique in that our systems are designed and built here in our UK factory, allowing us to work closely with our customers to deliver a solution that is completely reliable, easy-to-use and has a low cost of ownership.

Excellence underpins all that we do at Rotech, so if you’re looking to work with knowledgeable professionals, you’ve arrived at the right place.

  • Rotech company overview thumbnail- building with rotech sign
  • Rotech's service support vans outside the office and factory
  • Rotech providing a live demonstration of an RF Pouch Feeder
  • Member of customer support team talking to customer at PPMA show
  • Rotech technician working on wiring of RF Compliance
  • Rotech factory with RF Lites lined up
  1. Old Rotech logo

    COMPANY ESTABLISHED

    Rotech started life supplying coding consumables such as hot foil tape, thermal transfer ribbon and, significantly, engraved type.

    An innovative system was introduced to allow hundreds of variants of type to be easily specified with the guarantee that it would always match previous orders.

  2. Old Carton Coder from Rotech Machines

    CARTON CODER DEVELOPED (FEEDER 150)

  3. Rotech hot foil coder

    HOT FOIL CODER & CODER 60 DEVELOPED

    With extensive experience in this field, Rotech was able to develop both a hot foil coder and its first off-line coding system for use in the pharmaceutical and food production industries.

  4. Old Rotech Machines factory

    EXTRA RESOURCES 

    Extra resources required to strengthen Sales and Customer support.

    Rotech desired to do more within the coding and marking arena.

  5. four seed packets printed with thermal inkjet

    FIRST FRICTION FEEDER DEVELOPED

    A customer had a requirement to print codes onto seed packets. Rotech went to a feeder manufacturer to source a feeding system for their printer but was turned down – the company had already agreed to work with a competitor. This led to the development of our own feeder.

    King’s Seeds are still a customer today.

  6. Rotech Machines friction feeder F250

    F250 IS DEVELOPED

    The friction feeder was generating great interest, notably from the American supplier of Thermal Transfer Printers fitted to the early units. The F250 employing a PLC; was developed for overseas distribution.

  7. Rotech old website

    WEBSITE LAUNCHED

  8. RF1 Friction feed with cartons

    RF1 INTRODUCED WITH A FRICTION FEED

    Building on the success of the F250, the RF1 was introduced with a friction feed.

  9. RF 1 Shuttle with labeller installed

    A YEAR OF INNOVATION

    The RF1 was joined by a Shuttle, and Vacuum (pick & place) variant. The RF2 was also introduced.

  10. Rotech factory surrounded by Rotech vans

    MOVED INTO THE NEW PREMISES

  11. RF Compliance feeding system for medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers

    RF COMPLIANCE INTRODUCED

    A pharma system was introduced to meet the needs of the South Korean market.

    Full capacity was reached by now!

  12. Rotech factory with RF Lites lined up

    BACK TO THE FOUNDATIONS 

    This meant a larger premises and additional staff was needed. 18 months after moving into the new premises, the production space was doubled.

    Not forgetting the addition of a first company van.

  13. RF Lite sleeve and carton coder side-on

    NEW PRODUCTS

    The development of the RF Lite and acquiring the UK-exclusive distribution for the Markoprint range of TIJ printers, were “game-changing” events that fuelled significant growth.

  14. Service support Rotech vans in front of Rotech factory

    REBRAND

    First dedicated UK Sales resource. There was a company rebrand and brand pillars were established.

  15. RF Auto entire machine white background

    RF AUTO INTRODUCED 

    New product RF Auto was introduced and there was a concentration on UK accounts with additional sales resources.

    Aiming for growth again but, with more focus and efficient use of resources.

  16. Screenshot of the homepage of Buy Rotech online consumables shop

    ONLINE SHOP LAUNCHED

    In 2020 the RF Auto range was established, the RF Lite Shuttle was introduced, and new large area printer & print accessories were released. There was also the launch of our online shop!

    We continued supporting customers throughout the pandemic as key workers.

  17. RL Print and Apply labeller printing label on clear pouch with barcode and Rotech

    CONVEYOR RANGE & PRINT AND APPLY INTRODUCED

  18. Rotech team member building RF Auto feeding system

    25 YEARS OF ROTECH 

    This year, we will be celebrating Rotech’s 25th anniversary!

    We have introduced a new silver logo to mark the occasion. Expect many more upcoming, exciting projects.

 RF1 Feeding system with a close up of friction infeed
  • "You’ll get a real person when you call Rotech. Real people helping real people in real time, just like it was 25 years ago."

    Chris Baker, Founder, Coach and Mentor

  • "As an independent company, we are masters of our own destiny and can focus on delivering the best solution and the best value for our customers.."

    Richard Pether, General Manager

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