Bobst Group SA has acquired 70% of the equity of Dücker Robotics s.r.l, a global player in use of robots in both loading and palletizing in the corrugated board sector and folding carton industry. The current management team of Dücker Robotics will remain in place.
The acquisition will help BOBST fulfil its vision for the future of packaging production where the entire packaging production line will be connected and much more automated.
The synergies between both companies will enable the development of novel solutions and approaches that meet the current and future needs of BOBST’s clients. With this acquisition BOBST is confident to further accelerate its leadership in printing and converting. The agreement closed on April 28th, 2023.
“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 clients. Dücker Robotics s.r.l. 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,” said Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst Group.