Basler AG Acquires Stake in Roboception GmbH

Computer vision expert Basler and 3D vision specialist Roboception strengthen existing cooperation by acquiring a 25.1% stake and plan to expand the 3D solutions business for factory automation, robotics and logistics.

Ahrensburg, June 12, 2024 – Basler AG, a leading supplier of image processing components for computer vision applications, has acquired 25.1 % of the shares in Roboception GmbH, Munich, as part of a strategic investment and capital increase.

With its innovative hardware and software products, Roboception is a pioneer in the field of intelligent 3D sensor technology, providing key elements for flexible automation solutions.

The two companies have been cooperating in sales since 2021 and have been working closely together on the development of 3D image processing solutions that enable robotic systems to reliably perceive and analyze their environment.

Basler CFO/COO Hardy Mehl explains: “We are convinced that intelligent 3D vision solutions will make a decisive contribution to the further development of Industry 4.0. With this investment, Basler is further expanding its cooperation with Roboception and, together with well-known co-shareholders – in addition to the company founders, Henrik Schunk Beteiligungen GmbH and KUKA Deutschland GmbH are also involved – is supporting the powerful further development of Roboception’s 3D vision technology for customers in areas such as factory automation and logistics.”

“We at Roboception are proud to have gained Basler AG as a strategic partner thanks to our successful collaboration over the past few years,” says Dr. Michael Suppa, CEO and co-founder of Roboception. “Basler is a good example of how to build a successful, globally active company from Germany. We look forward to benefiting from this experience, growing together and helping to shape the future of automation globally.”

Basler AG is a leading international and experienced expert in computer vision. The company offers a broad, coordinated product portfolio of image processing hardware and software. It also works with customers to solve their vision application problems and develops customized products and solutions. Founded in 1988, the Basler Group employs around 1000 people at its headquarters in Ahrensburg and at other sales and development locations in Europe, Asia and North America. The company invests heavily in the development of innovative, reliable and durable products with an excellent price-performance ratio. Thanks to its global sales and service organization and cooperation with renowned partners, Basler has been finding suitable solutions for customers from a wide range of sectors for over 30 years.

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