10 September 2019

Nilpeter looks back over a hundred years of innovation

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One hundred years since its letterpress beginnings, Nilpeter has grown into the world-leading manufacturer of narrow web flexo, offset, and digital printing solutions it is today. Jakob Landberg (pictured), the company's sales & marketing director, tells us more….

Happy 100th birthday Nilpeter! What an incredible milestone! Tell us about more about this.
Many thanks – we are very proud to have been part of such an innovative industry for a century and for four generations of our family of owners.

How has the industry changed in that time and how has Nilpeter responded to that?
Honestly, which industry hasn’t changed tremendously over a period of 100 years? The label and flexible packaging industry is no exception, it has changed very much. The machines Nilpeter produced from the very beginning were 99 percent mechanical and 1 percent software – today this is more like 70/30.

It started with Letterpresses, then developed into flexo and offset combination presses, and now, a large amount has gone digital. The industry itself has also changed as a whole, from entrepreneurial to industrial, and from a manufacturing industry to more service oriented. But it’s still an industry where personality has a lot of importance and value.

What are you showcasing at Labelexpo Europe 2019?
Our latest new developments in the field of printing machines for value added labels and short run flexible packaging. This includes two of our FA-Line flagship flexo presses in 17” and 22”.

How many times has Nilpeter exhibited at Labelexpo Europe?
Nilpeter has been at every Labelexpo – ever! We’ve been there since the beginning, so we are definitely show veterans.

How do you think the show has changed since you’ve been involved, and what have been the highlights? What role has it played in the label and package printing industry?
Labelexpo Europe is the main exhibition event in the self-adhesive label Industry.

What key trends are likely to have an impact on the region in 2019, and how do you think the industry will change in the next few years?
Consolidation, competition, and customization. Politically, the next five years look more unpredictable than the last five years.   

What message do you have for visitors to the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019?
Welcome to Nilpeter …your printing partner.


Read the Nilpeter show preview here