Clarience Technologies, parent company of Truck-Lite, Davco and other heavy-duty trucking brands, has acquired ECCO Safety Group (ESG), a 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.
“We are thrilled to welcome ESG to Clarience Technologies,” says Brian Kupchella, CEO Clarience Technologies. “The addition of ESG’s leading safety and emergency lighting solutions expands and complements our existing offering of lighting technologies and advanced telematics.”
Kupchella says this acquisition will enhance Clarience’s product lineup and 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,” he says.
Adds ESG President and CEO Doug Phillips, “I am 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. Its brands include ECCO and Code 3. ESG has a track record of innovation having developed the first backup alarm and today holds over 200 patents, including the newly launched Matrix system which simplifies the systems integration of the siren and lights in a police vehicle, the company says.
ESG’s brands are trusted by the world’s leading on-highway medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle manufacturers; off-highway agricultural, material handling and mining and construction vehicle manufacturers; as well as more than 20 U.S. federal agencies and over 100 international law enforcement and emergency services organizations.
ESG is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with seven offices globally, including in St. Louis, Mo.; Leeds, England; Suzhou, China; Ulm, Germany; Meyzieu, France; and Melbourne, Australia.