Sanovo Technology Group has acquired automation and robot specialist Italproject.

"We need to maintain our position as market leader in the egg industry, and with the growing demands for end-of-the-lane automatization we need to expand our existing product line," said Sanovo in a press release. "The acquisition allows us to enter the business of robots and automatization on a worldwide scale. This will give us a platform not only in the egg industry, but the entire food industry for liquid and solid products and pharmaceutical/chemical products."