ECCO Group has been sold to Berwind

Lincoln International, a leading mid-market investment bank, today announced that Electronic Controls Company (ECCO Group), the world’s largest designer, manufacturer, and marketer of proprietary back-up alarms and amber warning lights for commercial vehicles, has been acquired by Berwind Corporation (Berwind).

Berwind is a family-owned investment management firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with operating companies that serve a number of industries including pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, office and craft, automotive, and natural resources.

ECCO, which was previously a majority ESOP-owned company, will continue to be led by Ed Zimmer, CEO, and the exisitng senior management team. About ECCO Group

Founded in 1972, ECCO is a market leader in the global commercial vehicle safety warning products market in which it participates. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho with additional manufacturing facilities in Leeds, England and Launceston, Australia, ECCO sells its back-up alarms and warning lights via a network of over 1,000 distributors covering every state in the U.S. as well as 55 other countries. ECCO supplies a loyal base of both commercial vehicle OEM and distributor customers in a diverse range of new and replacement end markets including agriculture, truck body, earth moving, emergency services, industrial, material handling, mining, construction, utilities, transit, highway maintenance, roadside recovery, and refuse collection. Prior to being acquired by Berwind, ECCO was a majority ESOP-owned company. Further information about ECCO is available on its website at

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