About Nilpeter

nilpeter-logo-2013Taking you to the NEXT level

With a strong focus on technology and innovation, Nilpeter’s 500 employees are taking you to the NEXT level. We optimise your production efficiency, and provide you with great new opportunities in the printing process – adding value to help you gain a competitive advantage, and paving the way for you to enter new business areas. With Nilpeter, you experience real progress, strong initiative, and true innovation from the world’s leading manufacturer of narrow web printing solutions.

100 years in the making

With nearly 100 years of engineering expertise, and in-depth, global industry knowledge, we deliver outstanding flexibility, quality and cost effectiveness, covering all printing processes, widths, substrates and markets. Our flexible, high-performance printing solutions are designed to meet your evolving business needs – so you can offer innovative label and packaging solutions to your customers. With major production facilities in both Europe and the USA, and subsidiaries, branch offices and agents in 65 countries, Nilpeter is a global printing partner, delivering complete printing solutions to meet your local needs quickly, selling and servicing label printing presses across the globe.

Key Milestones

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.


Originally named C.A. Nielsen & Petersens Maskinfabriker A/S, Nilpeter A/S is founded in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The 20s and 30s

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.

The 40s and 50s

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.

Stanley Avery develops a new, self-adhesive material in the USA, which is later introduced to Europe.

Both the Simplex and the Viking Dominator establish a strong foothold in the newly emerging European industry.

The 60s and 70s

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 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 80s

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 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.

The 90s

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.

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 DI-3300 computer-to-plate direct imaging system.


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).


Nilpeter acquires the esteemed company Rotopress in Cincinnati, USA, and establishes a solid platform in the pan-American markets.


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.


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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


Nilpeter Andina in Peru is established covering the Andean States of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

The groundbreaking FA-4* and FB-3 are introduced


Nilpeter India opens the Technology Center in Chennai, India.