WT Nickell Label Company installs Nilpeter FB-350

This acquisition marks the second FB-350 press for the US converter.

Ohio, US-based family-owned business, WT Nickell Label Company, has expanded its capabilities in the pressure-sensitive label market by adding a new Nilpeter FB-350 printing press.

This acquisition marks the second FB-350 press, that WT Nickel has installed in the past three years, signifying a strong period of growth and a solid partnership with Nilpeter.   

The new FB-350 was installed three months ago, enhancing WT Nickell’s production capacity. Despite initial concerns about maintaining sufficient volume to keep the press running full-time, these worries have proven unfounded, as the press has been fully operational since its installation. The proximity of Nilpeter to WT Nickell has facilitated good cooperation, including easy visits to see the press in production. 

Rick Meyer, president and co-owner of WT Nickell Label Company, said: ‘Working with Nilpeter again was an easy decision. They understand our needs and don’t push unnecessary equipment on us. The local connection and support have been outstanding.’ 

Lenny DeGirolmo, president of Nilpeter USA, commented: ‘Our relationship with WT Nickell exemplifies the synergy and mutual dedication possible when like-minded companies collaborate. We are excited about the opportunities, that lie ahead.’ 

The timing of acquiring the second Nilpeter press aligns perfectly with WT Nickell’s strategy to increase its volume. The choice of another FB model fits well into its existing setup, particularly its use of water-based inks, which is ideal for its partnerships with various micro-breweries. Both Nilpeter presses owned by WT Nickell, are equipped with seven and eight color units respectively, featuring turnbars and lamination. 

With the new press and updated equipment, WT Nickell has seen a quality improvement that benefits its customers significantly. The synergy between its digital and flexo operations has reportedly been seamless, and the first three months have shown promising results with a high demand for the new press. Looking forward, the company anticipates continued growth despite global uncertainties. WT Nickell’s diverse market presence—from pharmaceuticals to food and beverage and industrial labels—positions it well to manage risks and seize growth opportunities in different sectors. One of its next strategic moves is to venture into flexible packaging, pushing its growth trajectory even further.