Datalogic celebrates 40th anniversary

From European beginnings, the company now operates in more than 100 countries.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
October 16, 2012 - MMH Editorial

Datalogic S.p.A., a global leader in Automatic Identification and total solutions provider of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers and vision systems, is celebrating 40 years of bringing quality solutions and products to customers in multiple vertical sectors.

Since its early days, Datalogic grew rapidly and in just a few years was already a presence in the international market with subsidiaries across Europe. Then, with its sights set on the latest frontier of bar code technology the company soon became the European leader in industrial applications. Today, Datalogic operates across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, with a direct presence in 30 nations around the world and selling to more than 100 countries.

“The key to our overall success and optimum sales growth year-on-year has first and foremost been our reputation for knowing our customers and understanding their needs.” stated Mauro Sacchetto, Datalogic Group’s CEO.

Furthermore, the group’s significant growth pattern has been achieved through the consolidation of existing markets, expansion in emerging ones, efficiency, product innovation and research and development. Indeed, Datalogic made R&D investments of over 26 million Euro in 2011 alone.

“We see exceptional growth potential for building on our 40 year knowledge base to offer cutting-edge value adding solutions. Furthermore, following recent major acquisitions which instantly doubled Datalogic’s presence in the Industrial Automation market, we have substantially increased our range of end-to-end deliverables,” added Mauro Sacchetto.

According to Mauro Sacchetto these achievements are also due to the fact that Datalogic has always shared challenges and successes with many others along the way.

“The dedication and commitment of all those who have worked with us over the years has proved invaluable, as well as the encouragement and constant support from our customers, partners and suppliers,” he added.

Today, the company has over 1,000 partners worldwide and boasts longstanding relationships with major global retailers, couriers and car manufacturers, as well as logistics and transportation firms. The company’s products and solutions are used in over a third of supermarkets and points of sales across the globe, as well as by airports, hospitals, post offices and couriers.

“After 40 years I am immensely proud of what we have achieved. All of us - our staff, partners, suppliers and customers - are collectively major protagonists of a world in motion which is constantly changing and evolving. This is our future and together, as we embark on this next journey towards further innovation, research and technological developments, we will face new challenges – and reach new milestones. As we play these new future rhythms, I see the next 40 years equally, if not more, successful than the last,” said Datalogic’s founder and chairman Romano Volta.



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