LEDCO Acquires CHARGEGUARD, Inc.
Combined Product Offerings Create Leading Mobile Computing Solutions
Plymouth, MI—February 5, 2008—LEDCO announced today the completion of its acquisition of CHARGEGUARD, Inc, a leading provider of mobile battery protection products. The purchase extends LEDCO’s portfolio in mobile computing solutions and peripherals for its customers in the public safety, telecom/commercial, federal government and military sectors.
“LEDCO creates solutions for complex mobile computing needs, so CHARGEGUARD was a natural fit. This union brings together our rugged docking and mounting solutions with CHARGEGUARD’s ability to protect mobile battery life – which makes mobile working environments both safer and more productive for our customers.” said Mike Zani, president of LEDCO.
Founded in 1990 by the owner of a 2-way radio service center, CHARGEGUARD originated products for mobile battery protection and has grown to become the industry leader. Shortly after the product’s debut, CHARGEGUARD was voted as one of the Top 10 Products by the International Wireless Communications Community.
“It felt right when we started working with LEDCO. They seemed well-suited to continue the CHARGEGUARD legacy and were determined to follow through with the expansion of what I started 18 years ago.” said Dave Kephart, founder of CHARGEGUARD.
“Acquiring CHARGEGUARD brings a significant brand name into the LEDCO fold. Like LEDCO, CHARGEGUARD’s products are known for leading the market in quality, design and value. The combined entity serves as a substantial base for launching additional rugged peripherals.” said Daniel Muzquiz, COO of LEDCO.”
With the acquisition complete, CHARGEGUARD has moved its administrative offices to LEDCO’s National Headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan. As a part of this new merger, CHARGEGUARD is focusing on the developmental stages of its next product—planned for a summer of 2008 release.
A progressive private company with national presence and impact, LEDCO is known around the World for innovative solutions for Mobile Computing. LEDCO’s goal is to maximize worker productivity by providing the most comfortable designs, the industry’s safest solutions, tested to the highest quality standards. This is accomplished by designing and delivering cutting edge innovative products and services to keep you and your team running safely and efficiently. The people of LEDCO are committed to helping you solve your mobile computing needs with a passion for becoming the number one manufacturer of rugged peripherals and mounts. Extensive experience in mobile computing and creating mounting and docking solutions allows LEDCO to offer fleet audits, alpha installations, demo equipment, and technical trouble shooting. With off-the-shelf and custom solutions, LEDCO products lead the industry in comfort, safety and quality. For more information about the company, people, or innovations, please visit www.ledco.net or call 1.877.88LEDCO.
Known throughout the industry as the original battery saver, CHARGEGUARD is committed to protecting vehicles, equipment and most importantly, people. Not only has CHARGEGUARD set the standard, but they exceed it in providing peace of mind for your investments. Incorporated into off-the-shelf or custom configurations, CHARGEGUARD safeguards against dead batteries, high-voltage problems and stranded people. For more information regarding CHARGEGUARD, its product or people, please visit www.chargeguard.com or call 1.800.458.3410.
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