ECCO Safety Group ACQUIRED 2007
ECCO Safety Group (ESG) is a worldwide leader in commercial and emergency vehicle warning and safety products. ESG companies design, manufacture and market back-up alarms and amber warning lights for over-the-road vehicles, earth-moving vehicles, material handling equipment as well as lighting and sound-based warning products for emergency services vehicles in law enforcement, fire, EMS, and security industries. ESG's product offering includes back-up alarms, beacons, lightbars, minibars, lighting systems, directional work lights, work lamps, interior and exterior vehicle lighting, traffic controllers, camera systems, sirens, amplifiers, speakers, and related accessories.
ECCO, a division of ESG, was founded in 1972, in Boise, Idaho where it is still headquartered and some U.S. manufacturing is located. ECCO grew internationally through the acquisitions of Hazard Systems in Australia, Vision Alert and Delta Design, both England-based manufacturers of beacons and lightbars. ESG realized continued growth in the emergency and fire markets with the acquisition of Code 3, founded in 1974 and headquartered, with manufacturing, in St. Louis, Missouri. This acquisition included Britax and Premier Hazard brands both located in England.
ESG operates over 450,000 square feet of manufacturing space across seven manufacturing facilities on four continents. Along with two additional sales offices in Europe, ESG employs over 800 team members. Globally, ESG serves more than 3,000 OEMs, private label, fleets and aftermarket customers in a range of vehicle industries.