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LED display manufacturer Daktronics to acquire Data Display

Paddy Baker 18 August 2014
LED display manufacturer Daktronics to acquire Data Display

Large-format LED video display manufacturer Daktronics has entered into an agreement to purchase Data Display, a display company serving the transport industry. Data Display has manufacturing and engineering capabilities in Ireland and customers across the European Union and United States.

Under the agreement, Brookings, South Dakota-based Daktronics will retain Data Display’s workforce of sales, service, engineering and manufacturing teams. Data Display is headquartered in Ireland and includes a modern, ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility with 5,600sqm of space in County Clare. Financial terms of the agreement have not been released.

With a focus in the mass transit industry for more than 30 years, Data Display specialises in providing electronic displays for real-time passenger information (RTPI) in bus and tram networks as well as providing customer information systems (CIS) for railway networks.

Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach (pictured) said: “We believe Daktronics and Data Display complement each other well. Daktronics is active in the transportation business, mainly in the United States, and we have a global presence with offices and people in many countries, currently focused on sports, third-party advertising and video solutions. Adding the strengths of Data Display will allow our combined organisations to better serve transportation customers worldwide and broaden our leadership position on a global scale. Daktronics looks forward to further expanding its customer and market focus in Europe and surrounding areas.” 

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