About us

About us

Datalogic is a global technology leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, specialized in the designing and production of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, vision and laser marking systems.

Closeness and timely response to every customer requirements, together with continuous innovation and high quality offering, are the distinctive elements at the base of Datalogic success for over 40 years. Its cutting-edge solutions help to increase the efficiency and quality of processes in the Retail, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Healthcare industries, along the entire value chain.

With products used in the majority of supermarkets and points of sale, at major airports, at top shipping and postal services, and in the largest factories and hospitals worldwide, Datalogic guarantees its customers a complete offer that covers all the market needs and whose technology is the ultimate result of decades of expertise.

Datalogic can boast 45 years of history, during which it has achieved unique results: 1,200 patents in multiple jurisdictions; 12 research centers and development  (in Italy, USA, China and Japan); thousands of prestigious  partners and customers deployed over five continents. The company has grown constantly over the years, thanks to the dedication with which customer needs have always been at the heart of the quality of its products and to the considerable investments in Research & Development, supported by a management capable of looking to the future.

Today, Datalogic Group employs approximately 2,700 staff worldwide, distributed in 30 countries, with manufacturing and repair facilities in the USA, Brazil, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary and Vietnam.  Datalogic S.p.A. is listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI. The Group  is headquartered in Bologna, Italy.

Organization

Backed by 45 years of professional challenges and market leadership, Datalogic keeps on streamlining its organization in order to disclose the future. Having always anticipated and accompanied the evolution of automatic data capture and process automation, Datalogic knows how to adapt its structure to the future needs of the target industries. Therefore, the Company has moved from a product-oriented strategy to a customer-centric one, placing itself alongside its customers as irreplaceable partner of their business. The products and solutions offered by Datalogic can meet all customer requirements in the Retail, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Healthcare industries. In order to ensure the best service in the relevant sectors and to grant a deeper knowledge of the four target industries, the Company is organized in four Industry Units, corresponding to each main application field. This organizational model provides a high-level view on the business vision and processes carried on in Datalogic.

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Our History

70s – Pioneers

1972. Founded by Romano Volta, Datalogic is born in a room in the rectory of the Parish in Quarto Inferiore, on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy. Initially, production is centered on electronic devices, but soon the direction changes towards the design and production of photoelectric sensors for textile, ceramic and packaging industries. Soon a larger plant is required, marking the beginning of Datalogic’s base in Lippo.

1974. International expansion begins with the opening of a small office in Nürtingen, Germany, for the distribution of Datalogic products.

1976. Datalogic starts selling its products in Japan.

1978. Realizing the importance of the American market, the first commercial company in the United States is established.

By the end of the 70s, Datalogic strengthens its sales and customer service network with the creation of subsidiaries in all principal European countries.

80s – Expanding horizons

1980. There is a strong drive towards research in the field of optical bar code readers. Important industrial applications are achieved in Europe with the exclusive laser scanners for which Datalogic becomes a technological leader and benchmark for the sector.

1984. The first application of a barcode reader at an airport in Milan - Linate.

1988. Pursuing its policy of international expansion, Datalogic opens new research, production and sales centres, and during this year acquires Escort Memory Systems in California, active in the electronic tag and RFID market.

In this decade, Datalogic has plants, subsidiaries and distributors in Europe, America, Oceania, Asia and Africa.

90s – Turning point

1993. Romano Volta steers Datalogic towards a new managerial organization. An ambitious 3-year (1993–1995) Strategic Improvement Plan is launched, to transform Datalogic into “an industrial reality, with steady and sustained growth, internationally known for results, reputation and image”. This becomes a real turning point for the company.

1995. A new production plant opens at Pescara.

1995. A joint venture is established with the Japanese Izumi group, to develop commercial activity in Japan and the Far East.

1997. Datalogic acquires IDWare Mobile Computing & Communications, the largest European producer of portable terminals.

1999. Datalogic achieves the world’s first application of RFID technology in a post office.

New millennium – Innovation for growth

2000. Creation of the first self-shopping solution, Shopevolution™, which leverages the use of small hand-held computers with integrated bar code readers. The solution allows shoppers to make their purchases quickly, enjoyably and above all without having to queue for payment.

2001. Datalogic is listed on the New Market of the Milan stock exchange.

2002. The company’s expansion continues with the acquisition of Minec, a Swedish producer of portable terminals.

2004. Datalogic acquires Laservall, a company dealing in laser marking.

2005. A milestone is reached in Datalogic’s development with the acquisition of the American company PSC, based in Eugene, Oregon. Datalogic becomes the third largest company in the world market for bar code readers, doubling its turnover. The acquisition of PSC affirms Datalogic’s status as a true pioneer in the field of bar code readers. The first bar code scan at a retail check out was on 26 June 1974. A pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit was read at the Marsh store in Troy, Ohio. The world’s first counter-top scanner, the Magellan Model A was used. This early scanner can now be found in the museum at the entrance to the Datalogic plant in Eugene.

2006. The new factory in Trnava, Slovakia is complete, covering an area of 5,400 m2.

2008. Datalogic announces the acquisition of Datasensor, a transaction of great industrial value that consolidates Datalogic’s position in the industrial automation sector.

2009. The ultimate accolade for Datalogic: on 8 June, Romano Volta receives the “Premio Imprese per l’Innovazione” (Business Prize for Innovation) from the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano. This award recognizes the company’s growth both in Italy and globally resulting from investing in innovation.

2009. Datalogic’s expansion continues in Asia. On 10 July, Datalogic opens a new plant in Vietnam, situated in the Saigon High-Tech Park (SHTP).

2010. Datalogic announces the acquisition of Evolution Robotics Retail, a Californian company equipped with state-of-the-art technology in the field of visual pattern recognition.

2011. Datalogic acquires PPT Vision, a US company with a 30 year history in the vision sector, thus completing Datalogic’s range of high-end solutions and services in the innovative technological field of machine vision.

2012. Datalogic completes the acquisition of Accu-Sort Systems Inc., a company based in Telford, Pennsylvania that leads the US market in the design, production, integration and maintenance of automatic identification systems. The acquisition of Accu-Sort Systems Inc. doubles the presence of Datalogic in the industrial automation market.

2015. Datalogic buys 20% of CAEN RFID Srl, an Italian company at the forefront of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) in the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) band. This acquisition enables Datalogic to widen its product offering, specifically in the Nonfood Retail, Warehousing and T&L segments.

Flying Higher

Today, Datalogic is a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets. The company has 12 research and development centers worldwide, employs approximately 2,700 members of staff worldwide distributed in 30 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, and the United States. Datalogic’s innovative solutions and products are used in over a third of supermarkets and points of sale worldwide, as well as in a third of airports, shipping and postal services.

2016. Datalogic recorded revenues of 576,5 million Euro, investing over 50 million Euro in research and development, and has a continuously expanding portfolio of approximately 1,200 patents and pending patent applications in multiple jurisdictions.

2017. Datalogic acquired SOREDI Touch Systems GmbH, of Munich (Germany), a global technology leader for industrial computers, allowing the company to complete its offering of readers and mobile computers with forklifts terminals for warehouse management, and to enter into the rugged tablet market.
Datalogic - Soredi Touch Systems

Alliances

As pioneers of innovation, we are proud to work with some of the world’s largest companies from licensing our technology and forming strategic alliances, to embarking on co-operative research and development projects with technology partners. Strategic alliances with key players in the industry enable us to offer our Customers unparalleled solutions and services.

Quality, Safety and Environment: our Philosophy

Excellence in products and services; attention and respect of the environment; safety of workers and information; are the most important elements of Datalogic business policy. These elements are regularly checked and included in the methodical process of continuous improvement.

Quality

Main goal of our organization is the customer satisfaction through top level product quality and continuous improvement of the service offered to our customers, granting qualified pre-sales consultancy, on-time delivery, timely and decisive post-sales technical assistance, either directly or through our partners. To aim at a “zero defects” system, all Datalogic products are approved and tested in-house to be in compliance with the rules of all countries and in agreement with the international Rules and Standard, cooperating with the main international Certification Body. The involvement, the growth and the constant cooperation with suppliers are the fundamental elements for the competitiveness improvement of Datalogic.

Datalogic maintains the following certifications  

Environment and Safety

Datalogic dedicates a particular and constant attention to health and safety of its workers as well as of the community where it operates, as it considers human resources as a greatness of value for the company.  Datalogic carries out environmental policy to save environment by minimizing the environmental impact and the related risks, by using eco-compatible technologies and directly involving its suppliers and workers. Datalogic carries out a careful and continuous supervising of the rules related to environment, health and safety to grant the full compliance with the law regarding products and processes. Datalogic products and processes are realized in compliance with the main international Directives and Rules.

Datalogic maintains the following certifications  

 

 
As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Datalogic ADC Ltd produce Lithium Ion batteries. We are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user, for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at Datalogic ADC Ltd, Datalogic House, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Herts AL3 7PR.  01582 790020). We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of, the waste industrial batteries.

Information Security

Datalogic has achieved the ISO 27001:2013 Certification, which acknowledges that the Group has implemented and maintains an “Information Security Management System” (ISMS) which matches the 113 controls required by CSQA.One of Datalogic key success factors is the continuous improvement of the ISMS, in order to maintain a high level of security and to ensure that the data handled remains unaltered and available only for authorized users, in compliance with legal, regulatory and contractual requirements. Our organization is committed to ensuring the business continuity in the face of security breaches and unwanted events: in order to secure data against possible threats in today’s marketplace, proper trainings about information security are actively promoted for all personnel.

Datalogic maintains the following certifications  

Global Locations

Headquarters

 
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Tel. +39 051 3147011 - Fax +39 051 3147205
DATALOGIC S.P.A.
Via Candini, 2 - 40012 Lippo di Calderara di Reno (BO) - Italy
E-mail: corporate@datalogic.com
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DATALOGIC S.R.L.
Via San Vitalino, 13 - 40012 Lippo di Calderara di Reno (BO) - Italy
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DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
Via San Vitalino, 13 - 40012 Lippo di Calderara di Reno (BO) - Italy
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Location for United States

 

Toll Free: +1 8006955700


Datalogic USA, Inc

959 Terry Street [Headquarters]
97402 - Eugene, OR
United States
Telephone: +1 5416835700 (Direct); +1 8009293221 (Sales)
Fax: +1 5416866537

 
 
Datalogic USA, Inc

511 School House Road
18969-1196 - Telford, PA
United States
Telephone: +1 2157230981
Fax: +1 2157215551

 
 
Datalogic USA, Inc

144 Milestone Way
29615 - Greenville, SC
United States
Telephone: +1 8009293221

 
 
Datalogic USA, Inc

5775 W Old Shakopee Road, Suite 160
55437 - Bloomington, MN
United States
Telephone: +1 9529969500
Fax: +1 9529969501

 
 
Datalogic USA, Inc

55 W. Del Mar Blvd
91105 - Pasadena, CA
United States
Telephone: +1 6267737500
Fax: +1 6267737540

 
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