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Durst buys Vanguard!

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by FatCat, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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  2. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Link won’t open for me for some reason. Are vanguard going to operate separately but under durst or are all their products just coming out branded durst? Assuming it’s a canon/océ scenario where stuff comes out branded as océ (vanguard) still?
     
  3. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    ....As part of the agreement, the new company will operate as Vanguard Durst Digital Printing Systems with effect from October 1, 2020. David Cich remains CEO while Jim Peterson continues to serve as Vice President of Sales.
     
  4. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Hopefully it was a great deal for everyone!!
     
  5. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    If you don't mind me asking ... What is the price range of these printers?
     
  6. KEYSER SOZE

    KEYSER SOZE New Member

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    Seeing as Durst have a presence here in Australia, we might see these become available here.
    Durst are remarkable printers but a bit pricey for most of us.
    The Vanguards look to be affordable, well thought out robust machines.
    Hopefully the acquisition won't bump the price too much.
     
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  7. ABA Visibility Products

    ABA Visibility Products Merchant Member

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    You can't beat a Vanguard for the price/performance/quality. You can say the exact same thing about a Durst. Seems like a marriage made in Heaven.
     
  8. Notarealsignguy

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    Not to be a big D but I just said this is why I wouldn't buy a small name printer. They have no obligation to support the minimal amount of printers they have sold over the past few years. Hopefully it's to build on what they have but more often than not it's just to eliminate a competitor.
     
  9. KEYSER SOZE

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    Maybe.
    I think it's more likely that Durst don't have any medium/entry level offerings.
    This way they get ready made product, branded in part with the Durst name without diluting their "high end" image.
     
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  10. ABA Visibility Products

    ABA Visibility Products Merchant Member

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    Vanguard is the #1 placer of printers in sub $300K. That's hardly a minimal number of machines placed out there.
     
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  11. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    I get what you're saying but from what I've seen Durst is a very well respected player in the industry - they're not going to buy a smaller company just to abandon their loyal customer base. If anything, this is validation that Vanguard is being taken seriously and this will only move them forward.

    Congrats to Dave and everyone involved in the deal, sounds like a good fit.
     
  12. Notarealsignguy

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    That's good then, guess I didn't realize this before I made a stupid comment. Maybe it will be even better moving forward.
     
  13. johnnysigns

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    We run a Vanguard and we weren't nervous about the news. If anything I think it would expand their service, support and consumables working with Durst.
     

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