Spilker, a cornerstone in precision engineering since 1963, has recently embarked on a transformative journey under the ownership of Family Office Boels & Partners. 

Known for its meticulous craftsmanship in the production of rotary tools, flexible dies and converting machinery, Spilker continues to serve the label printing, converting, automotive, medical and defense industries from its production sites in Leopoldshöhe and Lage, Germany. 

The recent acquisition by Boels & Partners has infused Spilker with new resources aimed at enhancing product development, process improvement, training and maintenance.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Spilker has specialized in three main areas of expertise:

  • Flexible Dies: Crafting precise, customizable dies suitable for a variety of applications.
  • Rotary Tools: Developing a range of tools including print cylinders and embossing rollers.
  • Converting Machines: Offering complex machines that incorporate integrated automation technology, covering the entire spectrum of rotary manufacturing processes.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

Spilker has introduced innovative products like high-performance magnetic cylinders and adjustable anvils designed to boost efficiency and accuracy in printing processes. These advancements reflect the company’s commitment to technological growth and market leadership.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

Spilker’s diverse range of products includes:

  • Flexible dies
  • Rotary tools like dies, cylinders, and rollers
  • Converting machines with automation features
  • A comprehensive suite of accessories for printing and converting

The company also offers bespoke engineering services tailored to enhance and integrate seamlessly with client operations.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

Despite challenges such as economic fluctuations and raw material price volatility, the European precision tooling market remains robust, buoyed by steady demand for innovative and reliable precision solutions.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

The industry is trending towards sustainability and efficiency, with a growing demand for customizable and scalable production solutions. Spilker is at the forefront of these trends, continuously adapting its offerings to meet the needs of a dynamic market.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Spilker’s recent innovations include smart die-cutting technology that incorporates IoT sensors within dies. This technology enables real-time performance monitoring and maintenance forecasting, substantially enhancing operational efficiency.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

With the support of Boels & Partners, Spilker anticipates a strong year ahead. “We are excited about the possibilities of Spilker and want – together with the young and dynamic team – built a success,” says Dr. Bart Devos, CEO at Spilker and Managing Partner at Boels & Partners. “We are dedicated to expanding our technological capabilities and consistently providing top-notch solutions to our customers.”

Mrs. Yvonne Boels, CEO at Spilker, Founder and Chairwoman of Boels & Partners, also expresses enthusiasm about the future: “Investing in Spilker is part of our commitment to supporting industries that are crucial for economic growth. We believe in nurturing innovation and expertise at Spilker to maintain its legacy as a leader in precision engineering.”

In summary, Spilker GmbH is ready for continued success and innovation, thanks to the strategic guidance and long-term investment from Family Office Boels & Partners. The company remains committed to delivering excellence and adapting to the ever-evolving demands of the precision engineering industry.