Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach
A talking point on the Daktronics booth at the ITS World Congress Detroit will be the implications of the company’s recently announced agreement to purchase Data Display, a transportation focused display company. Data Display has manufacturing and engineering capabilities in Ireland and has served customers across the European Union and United States.
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. The company has built a strong business in Europe and brings a complementary customer base, skilled workforce and valuable experience in the mass transit sector.
Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach noted, "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 organizations to better serve transportation customers world-wide 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."
Under the agreement, Daktronics will retain Data Display's workforce of experienced sales, service, engineering and manufacturing teams. Data Display is headquartered in Ireland and includes a modern, ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility with 60,000 square feet (5.575 square meters) of space.