Capsa Acquires RoboPharma, Broadens Reach in European and Asian Pharmacy Automation Markets

Portland, OR, August 13, 2020

Capsa Healthcare today announced the acquisition of RoboPharma, a pharmacy automation leader based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. RoboPharma delivers customized high-speed prescription filling solutions for community pharmacies, hospitals, wholesalers, and central fill operations. The acquisition of RoboPharma is Capsa’s fifth major brand addition in the last 10 years, and second specifically in the pharmacy automation industry. Capsa also acquired the venerable Kirby Lester brand in 2014, and the company envisions a dynamic growth and synergy by bringing these two industry pioneers together.

RoboPharma’s management and engineering teams will remain with the company to maintain continuity across its strategic focus, innovative momentum, and inventive vision. Its Netherlands facility will continue operations and will be leveraged to expand Capsa Healthcare’s international reach.

RoboPharma has established a leading brand position and loyal customer base in Europe by delivering fast, reliable, and compact pharmacy automation systems. Their team of consultants excels at designing innovative modular systems with a unique channel system that allows the pharmacy to change product mix quickly and expand capacity and throughput as volume requirements increase. RoboPharma systems streamline virtually any pharmacy’s workflow with a unique flexibility to automate 90% of packaging produced by pharmaceutical companies.

“RoboPharma is well known for providing virtually error-free operation and ease-of-use, which are two essentials in hectic pharmacy environments today,” states Avi Zisman, President and CEO of Capsa Healthcare. “Combined with Capsa’s existing strength in the category, our lineup presents our customers and pharmacy providers with a wide array of solutions and options that is unmatched by alternative pharmacy automation providers.”

Frank van der Vaart, RoboPharma’s Director and new CTO at Capsa Healthcare, states, “With our integration into the Capsa Healthcare portfolio, RoboPharma gains the strategic and financial resources to push pharmacy automation innovation forward at an accelerated rate. We are excited in this partnership with Capsa to drive technology development that supports pharmacy professionals through accurate dispensing and efficient workflows. By investing in technology development that truly makes a difference in healthcare delivery, we are defining ourselves as the preferred choice for pharmacy automation and medication management solutions worldwide.”

About Capsa Healthcare

Capsa Healthcare is a worldwide leader in developing and delivering innovative healthcare solutions for a wide spectrum of care providers. With 50+ years of experience, Capsa Healthcare offers a unique ability to meet the demands of diverse healthcare environments and offers a broad range of products including mobile computing solutions, medication carts, medical carts, and pharmacy automation solutions. Headquartered in Portland, OR, Capsa Healthcare has over 400 employees with management, sales, and production offices throughout the world. For more, visit or call 800-437-6633.

About RoboPharma

RoboPharma is an industry authority in pharmacy automation, based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. The company is expanding its technology in Europe, Africa and Australasia. The company designs and installs user-friendly pharmacy automation systems to deliver speed, reliability, simplicity and maximizing available space. Its robust products include the full range for high-speed, high-efficiency prescription fulfillment, along with software that interfaces to all major external pharmacy systems, central fill build-outs, and logistics solutions. For more, visit

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