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  • 09 Nov 2022

Vanguard Europe unveils new headquarters

L-R: Yiannis Apostolidis and Fabian Sottsas who lead Vanguard Europe

Vanguard Europe has opened a new headquarters and Customer Demo Center in Brixen, Italy. European staff are now based adjacent to the headquarters of Durst Group in the 5,300 sqm Kraftwerk premises, which was officially unveiled in September 2022.

Vanguard Europe, a subsidiary of Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, has set its sights on becoming a leader in the digital flatbed and UV production entry- and mid-level markets by replicating sales successes of its parent company. Since it was set up less than a year ago, more than 25 installations have already taken place across Europe.

Vanguard Europe has the biggest area in hi-tech Kraftwerk, the incubator for Durst Group start-ups and spin-offs, with a training academy, presentation suite, dedicated media company specializing in video and storytelling, a film studio, plus assembly / storage areas and offices. 

The company is currently led by Fabian Sottsas, who has worked for the last 20 years with Durst, which acquired Vanguard Digital Printing Systems two years ago. Alongside him is Yiannis Apostolidis, business development director. Together with other new recruits, the team will be working with partners and resellers with a strong emphasis on customer relations and service.

‘We have had an extremely strong start and organically grown the business thanks to a solid relationship between our core staff, distributors and resellers,’ commented Sottsas. ‘With unlimited passion at the forefront of global technology, we are working to grow business together with customers within entry- and mid-level markets. We are providing true digital flatbed and UV production printers from a company in the Durst Group that are designed in the US and assembled in Europe.’

Apostolidis added: ‘Formed seven years ago when only one printer was sold in the first 12 months, what a transformation it has been! Now Vanguard Digital Printing Systems is producing over 200 machines a year, and we are determined to replicate that success in Europe. We expect to make more announcements soon.’

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