Durst, maker of advanced digital printing and production technologies, strengthens its position in the U.S. graphics industry by acquiring a majority stake in Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, headquartered in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Vanguard Digital is a leading manufacturer of printing systems for the signage, decoration, corporate, industrial and packaging sectors. With the acquisition, Durst expands its large format portfolio to include new printer classes, while Vanguard now has a global sales and service network and technical resources to continue developing robust solutions.
“Vanguard Digital Printing Systems is a fast growing and very successful company in a customer segment we are not currently active in,” said Tim Saur, President of Durst North America. “With the combination of high-quality products, a strong management team and absolute customer orientation, the two companies fit together perfectly.”
As part of the agreement, the new company will act as Vanguard Durst Digital Printing Systems with effect from October 1, 2020. David Cich remains CEO, while Jim Peterson continues to serve as Vice President of Sales.
“With great humility and excitement, Vanguard Digital will now be part of the world-class industry leading Durst group,” said David Cich, CEO of Vanguard Digital Printing Systems. “As part of the Durst Group family, Vanguard Digital offers the opportunity to expand its portfolio of innovative, market-leading UV printers around the world.”
“Vanguard’s printing systems have rightly achieved rapid growth and high customer acceptance in the North American market,” said Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of the Durst Group. “Despite the global pandemic, we are positioning ourselves for the long term and are determined to invest in the large-format graphics market. Additionally, Vanguard will continue to use our technical expertise to ensure that its products and services are industry-leading and that a wider customer base understands what it is like to be part of the Durst family. “
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