Bobst Group has acquired 70% of the equity of Dücker Robotics s.r.l., based in Momo, Italy.
Dücker Robotics develops robotic solutions in both loading and palletizing in the corrugated industry, while offering opportunities in the folding carton industry. The current management team of Dücker Robotics will remain in place.
The strategic agreement, which was closed on 28 April, is part of Bobst’s industry vision for the future of the packaging world, where the entire packaging production line will be connected and much more automated.
“In an era where converters are facing higher demands than ever due to the booming global demand and specifically in e-commerce market, while simultaneously facing challenges in shortages of manpower, automation has never been more important for our customers,” said Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO, Bobst Group. “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.”