Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, the American company that was acquired by Durst Group last year, has established a European branch in Brixen, Italy, where its parent company is also based. 

Vanguard, which is headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia, manufactures printing technology for the signage, decoration, business equipment, industrial and packaging sectors. The establishment of Vanguard Europe means that its wide-format portfolio is now available across the continent. The official launch of the Vanguard printing systems in Europe will take place in October at the Viscom 2021 trade show in Milan and at Fespa 2021 in Amsterdam.

The new headquarters, which is adjacent to Durst’s own, has more than 5000sqm of factory space and is intended to leverage technical and administrative synergies between the two companies. Despite this, Vanguard remains an independent company under the leadership of founder and CEO David Cich.

‘With the formation of the European branch, we are bringing the Vanguard printer portfolio, which has been extremely successful in the US, to the European markets and are opening up new customer segments,’ said Christoph Gamper, CEO and Co-Owner of Durst Group. ‘Despite the difficult pandemic period, this is a clear signal to the market for large format printing systems. With this step, we offer our customers new opportunities for production excellence and, in combination with innovative workflow and ERP solutions, a complete production chain from pixel to output.’