September 2018 - Data Display Systems, LLC (“Data Display”), a custom integrator of video, audio, lighting and provider of remote content management services to the Point-of-Purchase market, announced its acquisition of the assets associated with DUCO Technologies (“DUCO”) Point-of-Purchase business. The acquisition brings together two leaders in the display industry and significantly strengthens Data Display’s product lineup and manufacturing capabilities, specifically within video and Android devices.
“As part of a dynamic and ever-evolving industry, we are excited to expand the solutions we can offer our customer base,” said Bob Gatta, Chief Executive Officer, Data Display. “By adding DUCO’s high-quality point-of-purchase products and factory-direct Asian manufacturing expertise to our already strong offerings, we can help to move the industry forward by creating new cost-effective experiences that captivate and engage customers.” James Darnell, Partner at KLH Capital, added, "We are very excited to welcome DUCO's point-of-purchase team and product offerings to the Data Display organization. By merging similar innovative product lines and expertise, Data Display is furthering its position as a leading company in the POP component industry."
As part of the acquisition, all products currently in DUCO’s point-of-purchase product line will become part of Data Display and will continue to be produced by the same DUCO factory-direct manufacturer. Employees from DUCO will also join the Data Display team to ensure a seamless transition for customers. Acquired product lines include:
● LCD Media Players: Android HD Players, Non-Android Players, Budget-Friendly Players, InVision® Media Players, Player Accessories and Barcode Scanning
● Digital Audio Technologies: MP3 Audio Players, DUC-01 Audio Box, DUC-02 Slim-Line™, Audio Box, Digital Brochure Module, Vacuum, Formed Housings, AD-Sellerators
● LED Lighting Solutions: 1-LED Flashers, Custom LED Circuit Boards and Harnesses, Star-Lite™ Expandable Lighting System, Flexible LED Strips
● Pricer Signs & LED/LCD Clocks: Pricer Signs, LED/LCD Clocks and Components, 7-Segment LED Clocks
“The combination of DUCO’s manufacturing, first-to-market solutions culture and factory-direct management expertise, coupled with Data Display’s US-based engineering expertise and breadth of product offerings, is a true win for the industry,” said Howard Unger, President, DUCO. “We are confident that Data Display will continue to deliver the high-quality solutions our customers expect.”
For more information about this transaction, please contact James Darnell