SLAGELSE, Denmark—On May 1, Nilpeter will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Founded by two old friends in 1919, Nilpeter started out servicing newspaper printing machines in central Copenhagen before launching its first semi-rotary printing press, The Simplex, in 1924, which in various versions remained part of the company’s product range until the 70s. With the introduction of the self-adhesive substrate, Nilpeter targeted its business toward the label market, and the rest is history. To this day, Nilpeter remains family owned and managed, with Lars Eriksen and Peter Eriksen, father and son, and the third and fourth generation of owners.
Today, Nilpeter manufactures printing presses for labels and flexible packaging on three continents: Europe, North America and Asia. Consistent quality is a key driver, achieved through in-house manufacturing of all vital components, high levels of automation and comprehensive quality control. Nilpeter has a number of subsidiaries, which supports the company’s global customer care strategy to deliver a high level of customer support to both the local and the multinational printing companies, according to Nilpeter.
The five modern technology centers located in Denmark, the U.S, Thailand, India and Brazil have the latest Nilpeter products on display and provide the perfect scene for engaging with printers. Moreover, co-suppliers and industry partners utilize the facilities to test new technology trends in a local setting.
Throughout the years, Nilpeter has pushed the boundaries of technical excellence and created many innovations that have helped to shape the label printing industry—such as UV-flexo printing, drop-in rotary screen printing, and the first true platform-based offset press.
“The Nilpeter brand is positioned stronger than ever due to years of important partnerships and product innovations,” said Lars Eriksen, president and CEO, Nilpeter A/S. “We value partnerships—with customers, suppliers and industry partners alike. We strive to share our experience and work closely with leading technology providers, in order to generate value with and for our customers. Inspired by the latest technological trends, our skilled, intelligent workforce is constantly developing and implementing new solutions, allowing us to remain a driving, innovative force in the printing industry. While we benefit from 100 years of experience, we are not rooted in what has worked in the past, but focused on what will work in the future. That is the essence of your printing partner.”
Nilpeter looks forward to celebrating “100 years of innovation” with employees, customers, partners and suppliers, marking the anniversary in various ways throughout the year.