Durst acquires majority stake in Vanguard Digital Printing


With this operation, Durst aims to expand its presence in new segments of the large format graphics market.

Durst, a world leading manufacturer of inkjet printing systems for industrial applications, is strengthening its position in the US graphics industry with the acquisition of a majority stake in Lawrenceville, Georgia-based company Vanguard Digital Printing System, which on 1 October changed its name to Vanguard Durst Digital Printing Systems. The acquisition of Vanguard Digital, a leading producer of printing systems for a range of sectors including signage, decoration, corporate, industrial and packaging, will enable Durst to add new printer classes to its large format portfolio and enter customer segments where it is currently not active. At the same time, Vanguard will gain the benefit of a global distribution and service network and the technical resources to continue developing robust solutions

Tim Saur, President of Durst North America, explains that the two companies are a perfect match due to their excellence in R&D, consulting, technical support and customer service.

David Cich, who remains as CEO of Vanguard Durst Digital Printing Systems, notes that becoming part of the Durst Group family provides Vanguard Digital the opportunity to expand its portfolio of innovative market leading UV printers to the entire world.

“Vanguard’s printing systems have rightly achieved rapid growth and high customer acceptance in the North American market,” says Christoph Gamper (pictured), 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. In addition, with Durst’s technical expertise, Vanguard will continue to ensure that its products and services are industry-leading and a wider customer base will understand what it is like to be part of the Durst family.”