Durst acquires majority stake in Vanguard Digital Printing

Durst’s acquisition of US printer manufacturer

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Christoph Gamper, CEO, and co-owner of the Durst Group Photo Durst
Christoph Gamper, CEO, and co-owner of the Durst Group Photo Durst

Brixen, Italy, 10/01/2020 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is strengthening its position in the US Graphics Industry with the acquisition of a majority stake in Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia in the southeastern United States. Vanguard Digital is a leading manufacturer of printing systems for the signage, decoration, corporate, industrial, and packaging sectors. With the acquisition, Durst adds new printer classes to its large-format portfolio. At the same time, Vanguard now has a global distribution and service network and technical resources to continue developing robust solutions. Tim Saur, president of Durst North America Photo Durst “Vanguard Digital Printing Systems is a rapidly growing and very successful company in a customer segment in which we are currently not active,” said Tim Saur, president of Durst North America. “Through the combination of high-quality products, a strong management team and absolute customer orientation, both companies are a perfect match.” Dave Cich, CEO of the new Vanguard Durst Digital Printing Systems Photo Durst As part of the agreement, the new company…

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.