Datalogic S.p.A., a Bologna, Italy-based provider of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID and vision systems, has completed the acquisition of Accu-Sort Systems Inc., providers of Automatic Identification (Auto-ID) products in the United States. The value of the transaction amounts to USD 135 million.
Mauro Sacchetto, Datalogic Group CEO, commented:“The acquisition of Accu-Sort will enable Datalogic to double its presence in the Industrial Automation market, a very fragmented sector, but one with high growth potential.”
Accu-Sort employs approximately 250 employees, and has one production factory in the U.S., two research centers (one in the U.S. and one in Europe) and eight sales offices.
The principals involved in this acquisition expect it to enable Datalogic to improve its global leadership in the industrial stationary scanners segment, giving it a market share of around 31% (Source: VDC 2011), versus a current market share of 16%.