NilpeterTake 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 relaunched 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 soon 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.


Chicago - 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 the launch of both the revolutionary sleeve-based offset platform press MO-4 and CASLON – a four colour InkJet based combination print concept.


Chicago - 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.