History – historical
|1975||foundation of the company in Haslach/Kinzigtal by the married-couple Jean-Louis & Marika Nippert (two employee, distribution of spraying equipment for plant protection and several tools for orchards)|
|1976||first own product: mini pruning machine with an automatic rolling up air drum with 50 to 70 meters hose, pneumatic spring shears .|
|1978||3-piston pneumatic shears, 3-point attachments for tractors|
|1985||relocation to Bühl-Weitenung.|
|1986||production of attachments for mini tracked vehicles (mulcher, turbo sprayer, fertilizer spreader, leaf cutter, etc.)|
|1987||automatic water drums, radio-controlled hose reels up to 420 bar pressure|
|1991||production of ride-one caterpillar HY 48 with full hydrostatic drive and joystick control, hydraulic driven attachments for winegrowing (steep slope viticulture)|
|1995||production of stand-on caterpillar HY 20/13, also with hydrostatic drive and one-hand control as well as attachments|
|1997||development and production of household levitation machines|
|1998||reorganisation of the proprietorship into a Ltd|
|1999||expansion of the product range by the new designed ride-on caterpillar HY 48/2000 and production of a new type of caterpillars especially for California and France|
|2000-2006||enhancements of the ride-on and stand-on caterpillars, conversion from petrol engines to diesel engines
(HY 30 – 38/16 + HY 38/16A)
|2003||ride-on caterpillar with diesel engine with 60HP, rotary seat (180°), 3-point linkage and power-take off access (HY 60)|
|2004||mounting from a cable winch at the HY 38/16, uphill grad up to 90% possible|
|2006-2007||development of a complete remote-controlled caterpillar with 38 HP|
|2008||new stand-on caterpillar HY 38/2008: spring mounted footboard, pendular chassis, complete covering of the engine bay with plastic, 27KW (38HP)|
|2008||new ride-one caterpillar HY 40/2008: 3-point linkage, air mounted rotary seat (180°), pendular chassis, complete covering of the engine bay with plastic, 27 KW (38HP)|
|2008||new development of RoboFlail one: a remote-controlled slope mower in cooperation with the company KommTek Intelligente Lösungen Ltd.
new development HRS60: over the row caterpillar with 34 KW (60HP)
|2009||new development ride-on caterpillar: hydraulic caterpillar system HRS90 with 66 KW (90HP) including cable winch system|
|2010||new development stand-on caterpillar: hydraulic caterpillar system HRS50 with 36 KW (50HP) including cable winch system, new servo-hydraulic guide system|
|2010||special construction: boat transporter TransShip for the Rheinkraftwerk Albbruck-Dogern in 79725 Laufenburg|
|1975-2010||we produced a lot of special constructions parallel to the listed products, e.g
|2011||new development RoboFlail vario: remote-controlled slope mower in cooperation with the company KommTek Intelligente Lösungen GmbH|
NIKO engages 25 employees.
Export in 25 countries (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, etc.). Export share 40% (50% in the 80`s).
NIKO has many patents and registered designs and we also received numerous awards for technical innovation.
The production at NIKO is characterized by a low production depth.