Bobst Group has acquired 70% of the equity of Dücker Robotics, which provides solutions using robots for both loading and palletising in the corrugated board sector, while also offering opportunities in the folding carton industry. The current management team of the company 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 more automated.

‘In an era where converters are facing higher demands than ever due to the booming global demand, 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,’ commented Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst Group.