The new plant near Prešov, Slovakia strengthens Leyard’s European presence as the digital display manufacturer continues its international expansion and market leadership
PREŠOV, Slovakia - Tuesday, August 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that it is expanding its investment in Europe and support for international customers with a new factory and showroom planned near Prešov, Slovakia.
The 3,119 square-meter (33,500 square-foot) building, slated for completion in early 2017, will enable Leyard to meet the growing demand for its digital displays and video walls from European customers, especially those who prefer to purchase digital display solutions built in the European Union (EU). The new factory will supplement Leyard’s existing facilities in Albi (France), Shenzhen and Beijing (China), and Beaverton (USA).
“Europe is a critical market for us as we expand our global presence,” said Robert Stewart, executive director of Leyard Europe. “The new factory will bring us even closer to our European, Russian, Middle Eastern and African customers while enabling us to extend high-quality manufacturing into a key region of the world.”
Located on a 10,000 square-meter (2.5-acre) parcel of land in an industrial park in the town of Záborské near Prešov, the new facility and will consist of a factory, office space, conference rooms and a cafeteria. It will also include a showroom displaying Leyard’s groundbreaking LED video walls, award-winning Planar display solutions and other advanced technology for customers and partners.
The city of Prešov is a growing hub for high-technology manufacturing, and Slovakia has been a member of the EU since 2004, currently holding the position of the presidency of the Council of the EU.
The opening of the factory comes on the heels of many successful Leyard installations across Europe including two new massive video walls at the La Salle des Emirats at the Palace of Nations, the European headquarters of the United Nations located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Leyard was named the market leader in narrow pixel pitch LED video wall displays in a new report by Futuresource Consulting. The company delivers a broad range of fine pitch LED video wall solutions including the recently launched and award-winning Leyard® TWA Series, a line of fine pitch LED video wall displays featuring a unique flat panel design, low power consumption and outstanding image quality. The Leyard® TVH Series with an advanced design for high reliability and the Planar® DirectLight™ LED Video Wall System, with front-serviceability and a unique off-board architecture, round out the company’s fine pitch LED portfolio, offering customers a wide range of fine pitch LED solutions for mission-critical reliability. Leyard’s line-up also includes several award-winning LCD display solutions including the industry-leading Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System, 4K LCD displays lines including the Planar® UltraRes™ Series and Planar® EP Series, as well as interactive touch solutions ranging from 32-inch to 98-inch LCD displays and interactive LCD video walls up to a 350 inch diagonal.
For more information about Leyard display solutions, visit www.leyard.com.
Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a global leader in the design, production, distribution, and service of digital displays, video walls, and visualization products worldwide. Leyard has gained significant market share in fine pitch LED and offers indoor, outdoor, fixed, and creative displays, as well as other ancillary and lighting solutions for the urban environment. Used in various applications, such as broadcast, sports arenas, stadiums, advertisement networks, retail digital signage, control rooms, exhibitions, large scale events, and digital cultural experiences, Leyard enjoys marquee installations globally. Leyard was founded in 1995, is headquartered in Beijing, China, and is traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300296). Forbes magazine (2013) named Leyard among “China’s Top 100 Most Potential Listed Companies.” Planar Systems was acquired by Leyard in 2015. For more information, visit www.leyard.com.
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