Bobst prepares for packaging production’s future with Ducker Robotics acquisition

Swiss-based print and converting equipment manufacturing giant has acquired 70% of the equity in Italy-based Ducker Robotics with an eye on the future of packaging production.

12 May 2023 | By Noel D'Cunha

Collaboration between Bobst and Ducker Robotics teams

The two-decade-old Ducker Robotics specialises in the use of robots in both, loading and palletising, in the corrugated board sector while offering opportunities in the folding carton industry.

Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst Group, while confirming the strategic agreement, which was closed on 28 April 2023, said the current management team of Dücker Robotics would remain in place.

Bobst added, “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.”

Ducker has been developing robotic systems for the sophisticated converting machines, which Bobst said, will further accelerate its leadership in printing and converting.


 Dücker Robotics with Bobst corrugated board solutions



Ducker Robotics, located in Italy