Automotive System Integrators, LLC Joins ESG Group

ESG expands its U.S. presence in the field of system engineering for the automotive industry

Jun 07, 2010, 15:00 ET from ESG Automotive

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive System Integrators, LLC (ASI) is becoming a part of the ESG Group.  Last week, ESG Automotive acquired the North-American specialist in electrical/electronic systems engineering.  By acquiring ASI, ESG is expanding an already-comprehensive service portfolio for its customers and is increasing its position in the North American market.

Founded in 2002, ASI and its high-caliber team have gone on to successfully establish themselves in the field of "Electrical Systems Engineering" for all major OEMs and suppliers.

ESG Group is committed to ensuring continuity: ASI will be integrated into ESG Automotive Inc. as a new business unit under its current management, Gary Aldrich and Aneil Shah. We are also happy to continue the strategic involvement of Bill Mattingly. The overall business will be managed by Mr. Steve Polakowski, President of ESG Automotive Inc.

With the acquisition of ASI, ESG is establishing a strategic basis for accelerated growth and execution of its plan for international expansion in automotive for which Mr. Wolfgang Sczygiol is responsible.

When signing the contract last week in Detroit, Mr. Polakowski, said: "With this deal, ESG has found a perfect partner to complement our services in the field of electrical/electronic systems development, integration and testing.  We are excited to have this opportunity to bring ASI into ESG Automotive Inc. and would like to warmly welcome our new team members and customers on board. We are looking forward to providing the same distinctive engineering service our customers associate with both companies successful future."

Aneil Shah and Gary Aldrich, two of the founders of ASI, were also excited about the merger of the two companies. Mr. Shah emphasized the advantages of being part of an international enterprise:  "With the combined capabilities of ESG and ASI, we can better serve our customers through an international reach and a coast to coast presence in the U.S."  Mr. Aldrich added: "The combined services and expertise of the new ESG Inc. offers a decisive advantage particularly in the areas of electric vehicles, infotainment and telematics systems."

For more than four decades, ESG has ranked among the leading enterprises for the development, integration and operation of electronic and IT systems. More than 1400 employees worldwide provide services for clients in the automotive, military, government, and aerospace industries in the fields of logistics, system development, training and consulting.

Independent process and technology consulting is one of ESG's key areas of expertise. Technology transfer between markets forms the basis for an important contribution to our customers' value creation.

SOURCE ESG Automotive