Following the acquisition of the PSE Group in 2014, the ESG management team has reviewed all aspects of the new larger Group. It was agreed that the PSV Wypers division in Worcester was not core to the technologies and markets that ESG seeks to focus on. As a result, agreement was reached whereby Paul Curry would acquire the business with sufficient working capital to sustain it, thus providing ongoing business for the committed and hard-working workforce at PSV.
Chris Marshall, ESG CEO commented: “I am delighted therefore to announce that Paul officially took ownership of PSV Wypers on 31st July 2015 and we wish him and PSV all the very best in the future. In the short time I have known Paul we have become close friends so I expect we will continue to keep in touch as I eagerly watch the progress of this new venture. Good luck to everyone at PSV.”
Robert Campbell, Managing Director of ESG Europe, noted, “There is a bright future for the team in Worcester and being in charge of their own destiny is reward for the impressive work of the team there”.
Paul Curry, stated, “This has been a goal of ours for a number of years. To be responsible for our own destiny is exciting and with the team I have around me I really look forward to the future. I must thank Chris and the ECCO team though for giving us this fantastic opportunity. To do this it has not merely involved substantial work on ECCO’s part, but also a leap of faith in both myself and the team at Worcester and I am very grateful for that”.
About PSV Wypers
Since 1980, Worcester based PSV Wypers Limited have been supplying high quality windscreen wiper systems for specialist vehicle manufacturers. The company design and manufacture complete wiper systems, including wiper arms, wiper blades, wiper motors, drive systems and linkage parts, in fact every conceivable part of a wiper system. A wide range of accessories and spare parts can also be specified including washer bottles, tubing, T-pieces, spindles and more.
Working closely with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) we offer both bespoke and aftermarket technical solutions for a range of applications. For public transport we supply solutions for High Speed Rail as well as Buses and Coaches.
Specialist cab solutions are fitted to Military vehicles with highly demanding technical specifications in addition to applications for Construction and Agriculture vehicles (dumper trucks, excavators, tracked vehicles, tractors), Street Cleaners, Fork Trucks as well as Commercial and Automotive vehicle applications.
As a result of the company’s Rail and Military supply programmes, high specification wiper products have been developed to be capable of withstanding very tough operating conditions (such as high speed and adverse weather) and are supported by a range of complimenting cab solutions such as switch gear and gas struts.
For new vehicle development programmes, a full design service is available, with the ability to produce prototypes, pre- production parts and bespoke sytems. All individual parts and systems are designed in-house using 3D CAD capability and rigorous test procedures to ensure conformity to the latest industry standards.