Danish press manufacturer Nilpeter will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 1, 2019.

Founded in 1919 by Christian Nielsen and Axel Petersen, Nilpeter started out servicing newspaper printing machines in central Copenhagen. It introduced 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 self-adhesive substrates, Nilpeter proceeded to target its business towards the label market and is now firmly established in the sector. Today, Nilpeter manufactures printing presses for labels and flexible packaging on three continents: Europe, North America and Asia. In-house manufacturing of all vital components ensures consistency, high levels of automation and comprehensive quality control.

Nilpeter has a number of subsidiaries around the world that support the company’s global customer care strategy to deliver a high level of customer support to both local and multinational printing companies. Technology centers located in Denmark, the US, Thailand, India and Brazil house the latest Nilpeter products and provide a means to engage with printers. Moreover, co-suppliers and industry partners utilize the facilities to test new technology trends in a local setting.

Nilpeter remains family-owned and managed, with Lars Eriksen and Peter Eriksen, father and son and the third and fourth generation owners, leading the company.

Lars Eriksen, president and CEO at Nilpeter, commented: "The Nilpeter brand is positioned stronger than ever due to years of important partnerships and product innovations. 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."

Frank Eisby, CEO at fellow Danish manufacturer Vetaphone, said: "We congratulate Nilpeter on its centenary of achievement and are proud to have been one of its trusted suppliers for many years. We look forward to enjoying even more joint success in the future."

Eriksen continued: "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’s centenary celebrations will go on throughout 2019.