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Clarience Technologies acquires ECCO Safety Group

Jan. 8, 2021
ESG's audible warning equipment and emergency lighting systems are installed by leading on-highway medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle manufacturers and serve more 20 US federal agencies, the company notes

Clarience Technologies has acquired ECCO Safety Group (ESG), the global supplier of audible warning equipment and emergency lighting for commercial and emergency vehicles and home to brands like ECCO and Code 3. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed in the Jan. 6 announcement of the deal.

"We are thrilled to welcome ESG to 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,” Brian Kupchella, CEO of Clarience Technologies said. “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." 

With nearly 50 years of operating experience, ESG has a track record of innovation, including 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.

ESG's brands are installed 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, according to the company.

"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,” Doug Phillips, president & CEO of ESG, said. “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."

ESG is headquartered in Boise, Idaho with seven offices globally.