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Datalogic celebrates 40 years at the sharp end of the auto ID industry and pledges ongoing commitment to innovation and high standards

Datalogic S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana S.p.A.: DAL), a global leader in Automatic Identification and total solutions provider of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID and vision systems, is this month celebrating 40 years of bringing quality solutions and products to customers in multiple vertical sectors, since the founding of the company in 1972.

The reaching of this major milestone is consolidated with a global, corporate-wide pledge to maintain Datalogic’s commitment to delivering world-class, reliable and innovative solutions, which – over the past four decades – has led the company to the status it enjoys today as the global experts in multi automatic identification technology.

Since its early days starting as a fledgling company with a big vision focused on optical sensors for the automation industry, 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 than100 countries.

"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. Celebrating 40 years in business is testament to this," stated Mauro Sacchetto, Datalogic’s CEO.

Furthermore, the group’s significant growth pattern has been achieved through the consolidation of existing markets, expansion in emerging ones and the realization of policies on 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 raft of end-to-end deliverables," added Mauro Sacchetto.

This philosophy has high relevance to business growth in all auto ID technology sectors and their verticals. As a result Datalogic has consistently designed and built on its heritage of innovation with respect to all the company’s products and solutions. Mauro Sacchetto sees this achievement as also due in part to the good fortune Datalogic has enjoyed in sharing challenges and successes with many others along the way.

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

Today, Datalogic embraces its industry business drivers and meets customer needs head on with total solutions that ensure product end-users not only perceive value but also have the tools to operate more efficiently and more quickly. The company has more than 1,000 partners worldwide and boasts longstanding relationships with major global retailers, couriers and automotive manufacturers, as well as logistics and transportation operators. 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.

A vision for the future, now shared by over 2400 employees, who make up Datalogic’s team of motivated, dedicated, creative and determined people, blends past and present experiences, motivations, changes and challenges with a continued dedication to innovation. And this vision is not so far removed from that held in 1972 by Datalogic’s Founder and Chairman, Romano Volta: that of always looking towards and crossing new frontiers.

"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 more innovations, 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 Romano Volta.

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