April 1, 2014
ECCO Group announces the acquisition of Public Safety Equipment Group (PSE).
ECCO Group is primarily engaged in sales of reversing safety and amber warning products for commercial vehicles and recognizes PSE as the ideal platform to expand its global presence and its footprint to the worldwide emergency vehicles sector, allowing the group to compete as a strong global player in both sectors.
The expanded organization, as ECCO Safety Group, will have manufacturing in nine locations on four continents, along with an additional four sales offices in Europe, Australia and China, together employing 900 team-members, the company says.
“This is a huge development for us as it brings strong brands, additional products and a substantial footprint in the global emergency services sector,” says Chris Marshall, CEO of ECCO Safety Group. “ECCO Group is well known for supplying amber warning beacons and lightbars to the commercial vehicle aftermarket sector along with reverse alarms to OEMs, so this development will see an expanded group investing for the longer term in service and innovation to support its customers around the world, offering red and blue emergency lighting, mirrors, switches, signal and accessory lights and wiper equipment drawing upon the expertise and experience that the PSE team bring with them.”
ECCO Group currently employs 270 people around the world with manufacturing locations in USA, Europe, Australia and a sales office in China. PSE employs 630 people with manufacturing locations in the USA, Europe, Australia and China; along with sales offices in Germany and France