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Nireco and Erhardt+Leimer sign a cooperation agreement

The international Erhardt+Leimer group of companies with its Head Office in Leitershofen near Augsburg and the Japanese long-established company Nireco with its Head Office in Tokyo signed a cooperation agreement in early February.
The two technology specialists join their forces under the motto “Two Leaders – Customer Focus – Combined Strength”.

Combined strengths for higher customer satisfaction

By means of the cooperation the two partners combine their biggest strengths. While Nireco brings to the alliance its unique position in the Japanese market, its excellent reputation and customer relations that have grown over the years, Erhardt+Leimer provides highest technological standards in the fields of sensor, drive and control technology.
Erhardt+Leimer operates in various industries including the textiles, printing and film industries, paper and tire manufacturing and the production of corrugated cardboard and batteries.

In a first step, the new partnership is limited to selected industries, which are the printing, paper, film, hygiene and energy industries as well as battery and paper production. In future, these selected industries will be provided with high-tech Erhardt+Leimer products for web guiding, web tension and web control via the sales channels of the Nireco Corporation.
It is the companies’ common goal to meet customer requirements in the Asian region, in particular in Japan, to an even greater extent than in the past by combining their core competences.

“This new cooperation opens up enourmous possibilities for both companies.
Those who know Japan and its high quality requirements for industrial products understand that combining the forces of Nireco and E+L will bring a strategic advantage in competition.
Japan is one of the world’s biggest and most innovative national economies – achieving a strong position and utmost customer satisfaction in the Japanese market must be an integral part of a globalized company’s corporate strategy”, emphasizes

Dr. Michael Proeller, CEO of the Erhardt+Leimer group of companies.

With precision to perfection: We specialize in significantly improving our customers’ production lines and products with digitally controlled strip guiding systems, effective process control equipment and high-precision inspection systems, thus helping them to achieve increased reliability at lower production costs and less rejects.

We concentrate on the essentials – with many years of know-how to your advantage.


What we can do for you.


Who we are.

Founded in 2019, Nireco International GmbH can look back on a long tradition as a young company. In 1931, a German engineering company opened a branch office in Japan, from which the company Nireco Corporation developed. A pioneer in the field of process control and inspection systems. So it is only logical that Nireco, in the course of stronger internationalisation, should return to the group’s original location with its youngest subsidiary.

The same applies in 2021: Our sights are set on the future!

We celebrate our first anniversary!

The to-do list was not small when we founded Nireco International GmbH on 01.07.2019 in Essen-Kupferdreh as the youngest offspring of the Nireco family. In addition to the distribution of Nireco products in Europe, the conformity of the products to EU and US directives had to be guaranteed, and new products had to be developed and manufactured.

We met the challenges with high motivation and a lot of fun and pleasure in our work. The reward of commitment ‘We can look back on a successful first year, which has brought us together as a team – both personally and professionally’. We are particularly proud of our in-house developments, which we were able to lead from planning and engineering to production readiness. The camera sensors ‘NIGduo’ with stereoscopic optics and ‘NIGlas’ with laser, open up new dimensions of precise and fast measurement of the strip with minimum space requirements, and for use in hazardous environmental conditions.

So, there are many reasons to celebrate. At the same time, we would like to thank all our customers and interested parties for the trust they have placed in us. Special thanks also to our suppliers and business partners as well as to all those, who supported us with all their efforts during the start-up.