Clarience Technologies Acquires ESG

Clarience Technologies has acquired ECCO Safety Group (ESG), a worldwide leader in audible warning equipment and emergency lighting for commercial and emergency vehicles and home to brands like ECCO and Code 3. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Brian Kupchella, Chief Executive Officer of Clarience Technologies, said he is “thrilled” to welcome ESG to the company. “The addition of ESG’s leading safety and emergency lighting solutions expands and complements our existing offering of lighting technologies and advanced telematics. With this enhanced product lineup, we will deepen and broaden visibility solutions for new and existing customers. ESG has built a strong reputation as an industry leader known for innovation and customer service and we look forward to welcoming ESG associates to the Clarience Technologies family.”

Doug Phillips, President & CEO of ESG, said he is confident that Clarience Technologies is the right partner to take ESG to the next level. “We share a commitment to customer service, transparency, performance, and most of all safety. As part of Clarience Technologies, we will be able to leverage their resources and R&D expertise to grow our business and ensure unparalleled safety for our customers and those on the road around them.”

With nearly 50 years of operating experience, ESG is a global leader in research, design, development, manufacturing and distribution of audible warning equipment and emergency lighting for commercial and emergency vehicles. ESG developed the first backup alarm and today holds over 200 patents, including the Code 3 Distributed Network Architecture (C3DNA) system which simplifies the systems integration of siren and lights in a police vehicle.

ESG’s brands are used by manufacturers of vehicles for commercial, agricultural, material handling and mining purposes, as well as law enforcement and emergency services organisations across Asia Pacific.

ESG is headquartered in Boise, Idaho with seven offices globally, including in St. Louis, USA; Leeds, England; Suzhou, China; Ulm, Germany; Meyzieu, France; and Melbourne, Australia.

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