Bobst Group has acquired 70 per cent of the equity of Italian company Dücker Robotics, one of the global leaders in the use of robots in loading and palletising in the corrugated board sector and the folding carton industry.
The strategic agreement, which was closed at the end of April, is part of Bobst’s industry vision for the future of the packaging world, where the entire production line will be connected and automated.
Bobst Group CEO Jean-Pascal Bobst said, “In an era where converters are facing higher demands than ever due to the booming global demand and specifically in the e-commerce market, while simultaneously facing challenges in shortages of manpower, automation has never been more important for our clients.
“Dücker Robotics has 20 years of proven leadership in the development of robotic systems for the most sophisticated converting machines, and we are very excited to see what we can achieve together.”
The partnership will enable the development of novel solutions and approaches that meet Bobst’s clients’ current and future needs. With this acquisition, the company aims to accelerate its leadership in printing and converting.
The current management team of Dücker Robotics will remain in place.