Axicon the barcode experts


About us

Axicon Auto ID is a world leader in barcode verification, having developed and manufactured our own verifiers since 1989.  Axicon barcode verifiers are used across the globe and are fully compliant with the international ISO/IEC standards for both linear and matrix bar codes.  These verifiers are used to measure the quality of printed barcodes, on all levels of product packaging.


Established in 1978 as a provider of high-quality barcode images for the printing industry, we still specialise in producing barcode images, and barcode labels, as well as a range of barcode verification equipment.  We also provide a range of services to support our clients, including training, consultancy, and barcode verification.


Ten years ago Axicon established an American base in Cincinnati to serve its customers in both North and South America, and it has been a resounding success.  “We have always had a strong customer base in Europe, the Far East and Australia,” explained Martin Morrison, managing director of Axicon, “and our American customers now account for over a sixth of our global sales.  It is good to know that the quality of our UK-made ISO/IEC compliant barcode verifiers is really appreciated where barcodes first originated.”


Axicon develops, manufactures and maintains its range of barcode verifiers at the company headquarters, north of Oxford.  Our range of barcode verifiers is distributed through a network of international partners across the globe, and our clients include major manufacturers and retailers worldwide.


We have also always been involved in the creation and updating of UK and international standards for identification and barcoding.  Our staff have contributed to the work of GS1 UK, as well as BSI’s IST/34 committee which helps develop the ISO/IEC standards concerning barcodes and verification. We also contribute to GS1’s Barcode Technology Group and the development of the GS1 General Specifications.


We have specialised in all aspects of barcode excellence for over 30 years and the name Axicon is now synonymous with barcode quality.




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Axicon Auto ID achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification for 21st year


Axicon Auto ID, of Weston on the Green, Bicester has received its latest ISO 9001: 2008 certification, making it the 21st year for the barcode specialist company.  “Quality management is fundamental for our customers’ success, and they want suppliers who have invested in quality in their own organisations,” said Martin Morrison, managing director of Axicon. “Our management systems for the manufacturing of barcode verifiers, barcode labels, and barcode images have been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, and we will continue to maintain and improve these wherever possible”.

Established in 1978 to create barcode images for the publishing industry, Axicon Auto ID now designs and manufactures its own range of barcode verifiers that are distributed worldwide, and produces barcode images and barcode labels that meet all relevant ISO/IEC standards.

ISO 9001: 2008

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