2000. Creation of the first self-shopping solution (ShopevolutionTM), which forecasts the use of small hand-held computers with integrated bar code readers that allow shoppers to make their purchases quickly, enjoyably and above all without having to queue.
2001. Datalogic is listed on the New Market of the Milan stock exchange.
2002. Meanwhile, the company’s expansion continues with the acquisition of Minec, a Swedish producer of portable terminals.
2004. Datalogic acquires Laservall, a company dealing with laser marking.
2005. In March, Datalogic acquires Informatics, an American company active in online sales of Automatic Identification products.
2005. A milestone is reached in Datalogic’s development, with the acquisition in October 2005 of the American company PSC, based in Eugene, Oregon. Datalogic thereby becomes the third company in the world market for bar code readers, doubling its turnover. The acquisition of PSC allows Datalogic to affirm its status as a true pioneer in the field of bar code readers. It was on 26 June 1974, in fact, that for the very first time, the bar code on a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit was read in the Marsh store in Troy, Ohio, using the world’s first counter-top scanner, the Magellan Model A. 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 recognises that the company has grown both in Italy and the world by investing in innovation.
2009. After Europe and the United States, Datalogic’s expansion continues in Asia: on 10 July, the Group opens a new plant in Vietnam, situated in the Saigon High-Tech Park (SHTP). So continues the evolutionary strategy of Datalogic’s internationalisation, with global expansion into strategic geographical areas with local resources and facilities to see a product through its entire life cycle, from design to production and finally to distribution and aftersales service.
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 experience 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 leading the US market in the design, production, integration and maintenance of automatic identification systems, based in Telford, Pennsylvania. The acquisition of Accu-Sort Systems Inc. allows the Datalogic Group to double its presence 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, above all in the Retail (non food) segment, in Warehousing and in the T&L segment.