BOBST acquires majority share in Dücker Robotics to help fulfil its vision for the future of packaging production

Bobst Group SA, Mex/Switzerland (“Bobst Group” or “BOBST”) has acquired 70% of the equity of Dücker Robotics s.r.l., Momo/Italy (“Dücker Robotics”). 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 April 28th, 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 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,” 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 further accelerate its leadership in printing and converting.

Collaboration between BOBST and Dücker Robotics teams
Dücker Robotics s.r.l., Momo (Italy)
Dücker Robotics with BOBST corrugated board solutions

We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries. ​

​Founded in 1890 by Joseph Bobst in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST has a presence in more than 50 countries, runs 19 production facilities in 11 countries and employs more than 6 100 people around the world. The firm recorded a consolidated turnover of CHF 1.841 billion for the year ended December 31, 2022.