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Dover Opens Digital Labs in Greater Boston Area

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dover (NYSE: DOV) today announced the recent opening of its new Digital Labs in the greater Boston area which will serve as the hub for the Company’s digital strategy and platform, and also serve as an R&D Center for its Marking & Coding business. The 14,000 square-foot facility will focus on a wide array of customer solutions and employ approximately 40 engineers and staff.

“We’re excited that this new facility will support the digital transformation of our business, create new innovative digital solutions, and expand the R&D capabilities of our Markem-Imaje business,” said Girish Juneja, Chief Digital Officer of Dover. “With Dover’s considerable diversification, we believe that the work done here will help us make substantial progress on our many digitization opportunities, help generate and incubate new ideas, and provide machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT and digital commerce capabilities that can be leveraged across Dover and used to upgrade the services we offer our customers through connected products.”

Alongside Dover’s digital and cloud service team, the Company’s Markem-Imaje business will use the center to develop the next generation of laser marking and inkjet technology used to print information, such as barcodes and other key data, onto fast-moving consumer products and packaging, as well as industrial products. With its U.S. headquarters in nearby Keene, New Hampshire, Markem-Imaje is a global leader in product identification and traceability solutions.

The Dover Digital Labs is designed to facilitate creativity and cross-functional teamwork through five equipped kitted labs and workshop rooms, an open office plan, and many state-of-the-art breakout areas for collaborative project working.   

“We remain committed to producing the safest, most efficient, and reliable product marking and traceability solutions in the market,” noted Vincent Vanderpoel, President of Markem-Imaje. “The formation of this new Center gives us another significant tool that enables us to continue to deliver cutting-edge innovations and solutions to our global customers. In addition, the excellent location allows us to benefit from the wealth of talent and favorable technology eco-system present in the area, facilitating collaboration with our partners, and further accelerating our new product introduction activities.”

Earlier this year, Dover opened the MindSparq Ideation and Collaboration Center at Georgia Tech’s Technology Square in Atlanta, Georgia. The MindSparq facility provides a dedicated space for Dover to collaborate with customers and develop solutions to serve their needs, with particular focus on creating relevant, real-world solutions to help increase efficiencies, lower costs, and streamline operations to ultimately drive change in our industries. 

About Dover:
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of 26,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at

About Markem-Imaje:
Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and print and apply label systems.

Markem-Imaje provides global reach to over 50,000 customers with 30 subsidiaries, 6 technology centers, several equipment repair centers and manufacturing plants with the most comprehensive marking and coding portfolio available in the marketplace. Visit for further information.

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