Nilpeter celebrates 100 years of innovation

Nilpeter remains a strong, thriving family-owned business. Lars Eriksen (left) and son Peter Eriksen, 3rd and 4th generation of owners, will lead Nilpeter towards “new historical milestones.”

May 1, 2019 will be a very special day at Nilpeter Headquarters in Slagelse, Denmark, as the company celebrates 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 1970s). With the introduction of the self-adhesive substrate, Nilpeter began targeting its business towards the label market, and the rest, as they say, is history. To this day, Nilpeter remains family-owned and family-managed, with Lars Eriksen and Peter Eriksen, father and son, and the 3rd and 4th generation of owners, leading the company towards “new historical milestones.”

“The Nilpeter brand is positioned stronger than ever due to years of important partnerships and product innovations,” said Lars Eriksen, President & CEO of 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 rather focused on what will work in the future. That’s the essence of…..”your printing partner.”

Nilpeter’s Flagship MO-4 Offset Press celebrated its 100 installation worldwide in February of 2018.

Throughout the years, Nilpeter has pushed the boundaries of technical excellence and created many significant innovations that have shaped the label printing industry. These include UV-flexo printing, drop-in rotary screen printing, and the first true platform-based offset press. Today, Nilpeter is a healthy company with a strong vision for the future. The OEM added that it’s looking forward to celebrating 100 Years of Innovation with employees, customers, partners, and suppliers, marking the anniversary in various ways throughout the year.

Every Nilpeter press delivered during 2019 will be equipped with a special 100 Years of Innovation icon.

Nilpeter manufactures printing presses for labels and flexible packaging on three continents: North America, Europe 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, that support the company’s global Customer Care strategy to deliver a high level of customer support to both the local and the multi-national printing companies. The Nilpeter press design has always been easily recognizable. The Danish tradition for clean design lines combined with a high level of functionality is a constant priority in the development phase, and is evident in the OEM’s product lines today. “Nilpeter’s developments in press design cater to a new generation of machine operators that demands a modern operator interface and intuitive handling,” the company added.

The company’s 5 modern Technology Centers located in The USA, Denmark, Thailand, India and Brazil have the latest Nilpeter products on display and provide the ideal environment for engaging with printers. Moreover, co-suppliers and industry partners utilize the facilities to test new technology trends in a local setting.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.