Sign-Zone Expands European Presence With Acquisition of Jansen Display Group
Sign-Zone LLC (parent company of Showdown Displays), Brooklyn Center, Minn., announced that it has acquired Jansen Display Group (Jansen), a designer and manufacturer of promotional display hardware and signage systems. Headquartered in Prestanov, Czech Republic, with additional offices in Germany, the U.K., Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Spain, Jansen provides customized poster systems, snap frames, poster boards, notice boards, sidewalk signage and digital displays.
“We are thrilled to add Jansen Displays to our family,” said John Bruellman, president and CEO of Sign-Zone. “Jansen has built a strong reputation throughout Europe as a provider of high quality displays and signage systems. The addition of this product line will greatly enhance our offerings to our distributor customers via Showdown Displays. We will also bring to Europe the same industry-leading product suite offered by Showdown in North America.
“While this acquisition expands our global footprint, our distributor customers in North America will continue to be our primary focus,” Bruellman continued. “Showdown customers should continue to expect the same world-class experience for which we are known.”
“We are very excited about our future in the Sign-Zone family, as it will allow us to pursue accelerated growth throughout Europe and globally,” said Vit Zajíček, CEO of Jansen Display Group. “The acquisition will provide our customers with access to Showdown Displays’ extensive product portfolio and manufacturing capabilities, while delivering renewed investment in our mission to become Europe’s market leader.”
Sign-Zone offers a comprehensive portfolio of wide format, portable promotional signage and displays under the Showdown Displays and Victory Corps brand names. Its main products include table covers, retractable banners, event tents, sail signs and floor displays. Jansen will be the company’s third major brand and will operate as an independent entity in Europe.
The transaction closed on Oct. 1, 2018. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.