Display giant Daktronics to acquire Data Display

Under the agreement, Daktronics will retain Data Display’s workforce of sales, service, engineering and manufacturing teams.

David Davies

US-based display technology leader Daktronics has entered into an 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 EU and US.

Under the agreement, Daktronics will retain Data Display’s workforce of sales, service, engineering and manufacturing teams. Data Display operates an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility with 60,000 square feet (5,575 square metres) of space in County Clare, Ireland. Further terms of the agreement are confidential.

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 comments: “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 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.”