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GDS acquires Clearview Displays


Global Display Solutions, market leader in the design and manufacture of industrial displays, has acquired Clearview Displays, providers of bonded display enhancement services. This acquisition will enable GDS to build on its existing range of display technology while offering superior manufacturing and engineering services to its customers in North America to support fast turnaround times on advanced bonded display services.

Clearview Displays specialises in display enhancement solutions, and is the creator of the G-BOND process.Under the terms of the acquisition, Clearview Displays will become a subsidiary of GDS, known as GDS Clearview, retaining its staff and headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon and reporting directly to the GDS US Headquarters in Roscoe, Illinois.

G-BOND overcomes optical challenges for display product manufacturers at an affordable price, and is particularly effective when used with outdoor displays such as ATM screens, outdoor kiosks and gas pumps displays.

The Clearview Displays G-BOND technology will enhance the current GDS product ranges, in particular its outdoor display collection which require advanced optical enhancement and sunlight readability.

Through the acquisition, GDS customers will have access to an even wider range of optically bonded services and solutions with panel sizing ranging from 6.4'' to 65'', and options such as touch screen enhancement and optical filters.

Marco Cohen, Sales and Marketing Manager at GDS, comments, "This strategic acquisition will allow GDS to provide our existing customers with an improved range of products and a better all round service. We believe that GDS Clearview will also help to support faster turnaround times on advanced bonded display services, and we hope to further grow our presence on the West Coast as a result of this acquisition".

David Blass, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GDS Clearview, comments, "Clearview is excited to become part of GDS.

GDS Clearview will continue to offer the same optical bonding services that we have always provided and the integration into Global Display Solutions gives customers of both businesses access to a wider range, and support worldwide".

In January 2007, GDS Clearview moves to a new facility four times larger than its previous capacity. This 8000 square foot site caters for the growing demand for bonded LCDs.

GDS is a world-leading manufacturer of industrial display solutions for a number of industries worldwide including kiosks, retail, advertising, entertainment, banking, marine, process and transport.

For further information call GDS in Europe on +44 (0) 1274 230150 or make an enquiry here.