Posted June 21, 2021

Brady acquires Code Corporation

Brady Corporation has completed the acquisition of The Code Corporation for approximately $173 million.

Code specializes in high-performance barcode readers and scanning software that provides data capture and powers track-and-trace applications. Founded more than 20 years ago, the bulk of Salt Lake City-based Code’s sales are in U.S. healthcare. The company is expanding its barcode reader portfolio with devices for industrial track-and-trace applications. Brady is a leader in high-performance niche application industrial printers and materials; acquiring Code will optimally position Brady as a full-service provider of industrial track-and-trace applications.

“Code is a highly regarded brand for its offering of durable, high-performance barcode scanners,” said J. Michael Nauman, Brady president and CEO. “The addition of Code’s high-quality complementary product offering to Brady’s already existing leadership position in niche application industrial printers and materials will accelerate Brady’s expansion in the industrial track-and-trace market.”