About Nilpeter

The Nilpeter history

From a local service provider of newspaper presses in 1919 to a world leading press industry innovator

About Nilpeter

Established as a local service provider for newspaper presses in 1919, Nilpeter has grown into an international company with a truly global reach

Nilpeter has pushed the boundaries of technical excellence and created many of the innovations, that have shaped the label printing industry, i.e. development of UV-flexo printing, drop-in rotative screen printing, and the first true platform-based offset press, using sleeves in the offset process.

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

The Nilpeter story continues

Since 1919

Launch of new FB-14 & FB-17

Introducing the new FB-14 and FB-17 from Nilpeter – the Future of Flexographic Printing – a continuation of the successful FB-350 and 430.

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Expansion of India facility

The Nilpeter facility in India is expanded with almost 3,000 sqm housing a new, large Technology Center, component store as well as increased assembly facilities.

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Next generation of the Digital Varnish Bar

The latest generation of the High-Build InkJet Varnish Unit is introduced to the market. The unit is a
unique replacement for traditional high-build, spot varnish, and doming and is presented at Labelexpo Europe 2023.

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FP-5 Flatbed Unit for hot foil and embossing is launched

The FP-5 is launched as the perfect embellishment solution for Wine & Spirits, and offers a high quality of inline hot foil and embossing,

The MO-Line FUSION 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.

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100th Anniversary

Nilpeter celebrates its 100th anniversary. Established in Copenhagen in 1919 – Nilpeter has since grown into an international company with a global reach.

Further expansion

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

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The new FA is launched

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

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Introducing the FA-4 and FB-3

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

New innovation within embossing and hot foiling

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

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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

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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.

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Nilpeter introduces the Joint Venture company Nilpeter India Pvt. Ltd

The FB-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 Nilpeter manufacturing base for 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 launches both the revolutionary sleeve-based offset platform press, MO-4 and the 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. More than ten FB presses are sold during the four exhibition days.

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

At 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-200 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 Nilpeter

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 nor offices.

Production moves to Slagelse – an 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, named the S-330, is introduced as a combi-press (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 70s. With gummed paper, Nilpeter evolves from a pure service workshop to a developer and manufacturer of specialised presses.

Nilpeter is founded

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

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