Daktronics to buy Irish transport display company

US firm Daktronics has announced that it is to buy Data Display, a transport-focused display company.

Data Display has manufacturing and engineering capabilities in Ireland and has served customers across the European Union and US.

Under the agreement, 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 60,000 square feet (5.575 square meters) of space in County Clare, Ireland.

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

“We believe Daktronics and Data Display complement each other well,” explained Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach. “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.”