Bossard Group and SES-imagotag are entering into a forward looking partnership in the field of industrial and logistics IoT solutions. The cooperation will be consolidated under the newly formed company PDi Digital GmbH in which Bossard holds a 30% participation.
The new venture will combine both companies long-lasting know-how – Bossard’s high competence in the field of automated logistics solutions for the industrial sector and SES-imagotag’s specialised expertise in retail electronic shelf label (ESL) technologies. The company has equipped 20,000 retail stores worldwide with over 200 million electronic price tags.
In recent years, Bossard Group has made a concerted effort to position its proven expertise in smart process management and automated logistics solutions (Smart Factory Logistics) beyond industrial sectors. This push towards diversification mirrors SES-imagotag’s own commitment to bringing its ESL technologies to companies outside its established retail customer base.
For its part, Bossard Group is a market leader in process optimisation for the supply of fastening solutions to the industrial sector – an expertise utilised by many companies in the industry and other branches. The combined know-how of the two partners creates a solid foundation for PDi Digital to become a major player in various industries.
To reach this goal, Bossard will bring in its business activities from its subsidiary Effilio to become part of the new venture. As a result, PDi Digital will benefit from Bossard’s expertise in smart operating systems (especially the ARIMS platform), which can optimise entire supply and processing flows. In addition, the company will have access to all the technologies developed by SES-imagotag.
“Overall, we believe this partnership will offer additional growth potential in sectors we have not yet exploited. The broad based marketing of proven expertise in structuring production and logistics processes in industrial and service enterprises is one area of growth that we intend to fully leverage in the coming years,” commented Bossard.
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