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About Nilpeter

The Nilpeter history

From a local press manufacturer in 1919 to a world leading press industry innovator

About Nilpeter
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Established as a local press manufacturer in 1919, Nilpeter has grown into an international company with a truly global reach

We have pushed the boundaries of technical excellence and have created many of the innovations that have shaped the label printing industry – innovations such as development of UV-flexo printing, drop-in rotative screen printing, and the first true platformed based offset press, using sleeves in the offset process.

We continue to push the boundaries of technological excellence. Today, we offer a number well-defined press lines, making it simple for you to select the best machine for your customers’ needs. Expand this section and take a short stroll through time.

The Nilpeter story continues

Since 1919

The MO-Line is introduced

The MO-Line FUSION is introduced, merging Nilpeter’s successful flexo platform and value-adding units with modern offset technology.

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The first FA-26

The first FA-26, built for value-added short run flexible packaging and labels, is installed in North America.

100th anniversary

Nilpeter celebrates its 100th anniversary. Established as a local press manufacturer in Copenhagen in 1919, Nilpeter has since grown into an international company with a global reach.

Further expansions

Nilpeter establishes a brand new, state-of-the-art production plant in India. Nilpeter Latin America opens a new regional headquarter in Sao Paolo.

The new FA is launched

Nilpeter launches The All New FA, while streamlining and upgrading production facilities in both Denmark and the USA

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PANORAMA is launched

Nilpeter launches the complete digital solution PANORAMA.

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Expansion in East Africa

Nilpeter East Africa is established with headquarters in Uganda

New Technology Center in India

Nilpeter India opens the Technology Center in Chennai, India

Introducing the FA-4 and FB-3

Nilpeter Andina in Peru is established covering the Andean States of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The groundbreaking FA-4* and FB-3 are introduced.

New innovations within embossing and hot foiling

The FP-4 Flatbed Unit for embossing and hot foiling is introduced.

Technology Center opens in Denmark

Nilpeter opens the Technology Center in Denmark. The center’s 700 square metres form a unique platform where innovations and emerging technologies are demonstrated in practical business applications

Further innovations and new Technology Center

The GP-4 Gravure Unit is introduced. Nilpeter establishes Nilpeter Middle East in Dubai. Nilpeter USA, Inc. opens the Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH.

Nilpeter introduces the Joint Venture Company Nilpeter India Pvt. Ltd

The FG-Line is launched at LabelExpo Americas in Chicago with great success, and Nilpeter USA, Inc. expands its production facilities. Nilpeter introduces the Joint Venture Company Nilpeter India Pvt. Ltd. – the first manufacturing base for Nilpeter outside of Europe and the Americas

Nilpeter establishes local production of the FBR-Line in São Paulo, Brazil

Nilpeter establishes local production of the FBR-Line in São Paulo, Brazil. At LabelExpo Europe Nilpeter introduces its “People-to-People” concept, and launch of both the revolutionary sleeve-based offset platform press MO-4 and CASLON – a four colour InkJet based combination print concept

The FB-Line goes servo

The FB-Line goes servo at LabelExpo, Chicago, increasing its value for money as the industry’s quality workhorse. Over ten presses of the FB-Line are sold during the four exhibition days

At the LabelExpo in Brussels, the FA-Line is launched in various formats

At the LabelExpo in Brussels, the FA-Line is launched in various formats. Utilising cutting-edge technology, the FA-Line features direct servo-drives, chill drums and advanced IT to provide incredibly competitive multi-substrate printing.

Nilpeter acquires Rotopress in Cincinnati, USA

Nilpeter acquires the esteemed company Rotopress in Cincinnati, USA, and establishes a solid platform in the pan-American markets. The popular FB-Line is introduced.

Nilpeter introduces its “TOTAL PERFORMANCE” concept

Nilpeter introduces its well-defined “TOTAL PERFORMANCE” concept – designed to handle multiple printing techniques, web widths, substrates and solutions with ease. New sales offices are opened in Thailand (Bangkok) and China (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen)

The world’s first true platform press is launched

A number of large presses are launched. The F- and B-200 models become the basis for building the new, wider F-3000 and B-3000 presses.
In 1992, all activities are centralised in Slagelse, where new production facilities were established in the mid-80s.

In 1994, Nilpeter launches the world’s first true platform press, the MO-3300, by combining offset, flexo, gravure, and screen printing. The technology became the preferred choice with global brand owners for years to come.
Nilpeter develops UV-flexo, offering the ability to combine this with conventional flexo printing.
A joint venture is formed with Stork in Holland to develop a rotary screen printing system.
In 1996, Nilpeter moves into digital printing through an alliance with Xeikon in Belgium, and introduces the DL-3300 computer-to-plate direct imaging system

3rd generation, Lars Eriksen takes over the leadership of the company

A letterpress Rotolabel B-200 is introduced – now the same paper size, dies and tools can be used in both this and the S-330.

In 1981, Nilpeter’s 2nd generation Managing Director A. Eriksen passes away. His son, Lars Eriksen, takes over the leadership of the company.

Nilpeter’s new manufacturing plant is built. It quickly becomes famous for its innovative design – no interior walls in the manufacturing hall and no closed doors or offices

Producton moves to Slagelse and international sales organisation is established

Production moves to Slagelse, outside of Copenhagen, and an international sales organisation is established.

A new version of the Simplex, dubbed the S-330, is introduced as a combi-machine (letterpress and screen), capable of producing highly sophisticated labels.
Nilpeter launches its very first full rotary flexo press, the Rotolabel F-200. It becomes a milestone in the development of flexo presses and continues to form the basis of flexo rotary printing presses today.

The Viking Dominator is developed and marketed

The Simplex press is re-launched as a semi-rotary letter printing press to print tickets (the labels of the day).

Another press, the Viking Dominator, is developed and marketed.

Nilpeter’s first press, the Simplex , is launched

The Simplex, Nilpeter’s first press, is launched – it remains part of the range until the seventies. With gummed paper, Nilpeter evolves from a pure service workshop to a developer and manufacturer of specialised presses.

Nilpeter is founded

Mr. Christian Nielsen & Mr. Axel Petersen meet in a Pub in Copenhagen, Denmark and found the company Nilpeter, originally named C.A. Nielsen & Petersens Maskinfabriker A/S

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