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Datalogic is a world-class producer of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID systems and photoelectric sensors for the industrial automation sector.  We offer innovative solutions for many industrial applications, from manufacturing to transportation & logistics and retail.

Datalogic was founded in 1972 by Romano Volta. It had its origin in the optical sensor business, serving the Automation Industry, but towards the end of the 70’s it moved into the field of bar code technology and very soon became the European leader in industrial applications.

   *Corporate Headquarters in Bologna, Italy
   *Listed on the Star segment (Star: DAL.MI) of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001
   *Over 2,000 employees in 30 countries
   *Current Research and Development investments for about €30 million per year
   *8 Research and Development centers with 300 engineers
   *A large portfolio of more than 850 patents
   *Direct presence in more than 30 countries worldwide selling to over 100 countries
   *Over 1,000 partners worldwide
   *Revenue of more than €379 million in 2008 with a net profit in excess of €17 million.

Datalogic History

1970 - A young engineer called Romano Volta sees optic electronics as the frontier field for business. He begins to design and produce photoelectric sensors to respond to the new requirements of the textile, ceramic and packaging industries.

1972 - In the quiet rectory of a little church in the 'Quarto Inferiore' quarter of Bologna, the engineer Romano Volta creates Datalogic together with two technicians.

1974 - The company starts to grow on the international field, the sales and customer service network is strengthened with the creation of subsidiaries in the most important European countries.

1978 - Datalogic Incorporated (S.p.A.) is born.