Bobst has acquired 70% of the equity of Dücker Robotics, Italy. Dücker Robotics is a world leader in the use of robots in both loading and palletizing in the corrugated board sector 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 2023, 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 the eCommerce 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 developing 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.
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 accelerate its leadership in printing and converting further.