SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—Dozuki, developer of a purpose-built platform for frontline workforce training in manufacturing operations, recently received a strategic investment from Marlin Equity Partners that will support Dozuki’s efforts to accelerate product innovation and expand its position in the manufacturing software market, Dozuki said in a release.
The manufacturing sector is facing a unique combination of challenges that have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a skills shortage, increased workforce turnover, growing complexity of operations, and unprecedented market demand. A recent 2021 report from The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte indicated that 81 percent of manufacturers are currently unable to maintain production levels to satisfy demand for their products, according to the release.
Demand-side challenges that have accelerated during the pandemic are now driving adoption of frontline-focused training platforms in the manufacturing sector. Dozuki aims to alleviate these challenges by empowering frontline workforces with the process knowledge and training documentation they need to become productive employees quickly.
The San Luis Obispo-based firm developed a software platform that empowers manufacturers to capture, standardize, and distribute knowledge across their frontline workforce. Its “service-first” approach is helping manufacturers of all sizes achieve their digital transformation goals while supporting frontline workforce training, Dozuki said in the release.
“We are beyond excited for what this transaction means for the future of Dozuki,” said Eric Doster, co-founder and CEO of Dozuki, in the release. “By investing in accelerated platform growth, we look forward to continuing to help our customers achieve scalable digital transformation goals. Marlin shares our strategic vision of empowering manufacturers to continuously improve the performance and productivity of their frontline workforce, and we are thrilled to take the next step in our evolution with them as our partner.”
Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Vista Point Advisors served as exclusive financial advisor to Dozuki on its investment from Marlin.