Company Profile

Company Profile

ECS Electronics BV is an established international company, specialising in development and manufacturing of original equipment electronic connection systems, towing systems and software for the automotive industry. The company has been active in this market since 1988.

ECS Electronics is an ISO-TS 16949 certified company supplying all the car manufacturers and after-market companies throughout Europe. Due to a commitment to providing high quality OE standard equipment, ECS today is the market leader in dedicated vehicle towbar wiring kits.

ECS maintains a flexible automotive manufacturing base that also produces a range of specialist wiring kits for fog lamps, Park Distance Control Systems, Infotainment and CAN vehicle telematics.

Company profile

➜  General information
➜  Quality
➜  Product-development
➜  Marketing & Sales
➜  Logistics

General information

‘ECS produces the widest range of wiring kits'

ECS Electronics BV has been established in the automotive market since 1988, manufacturing a range of cabling terminals. From this solid background ECS has developed its core business to become todays’ market leader in vehicle specific towbar wiring kits providing the world markets with over 8000 different wiring connection systems. ECS has the widest range of all the market suppliers.

ECS Electronics works hard to supply all the car manufacturers and after-market companies throughout Europe. Due to a commitment to providing high quality OE standard equipment, ECS today is the market leader in dedicated vehicle towbar wiring kits.

ECS maintains a flexible automotive manufacturing base that also produces a range of specialist wiring kits for fog lamps, Park Distance Control Systems, Infotainment and CAN vehicle telematics.

ECS headquarters is located in Breda, The Netherlands. The Breda team coordinates and oversees various operations including sales and marketing, research & development and logistics. Our research and development team is located in the Netherlands to ensure that lead times for products are short and a high degree of flexibility and skill are guaranteed.

Quality

‘ISO/TS 16949 & ISO 14001 standards’’

As technology continues to develop and the quality requirements in the automotive industry improve, we invest continually to improve our products. High quality designs are the result of utilising advanced technologies, continual checks and testing during each phase of the production process.

Multiple tests are carried out to ensure that products meet the standards. ECS is ISO-TS 16949 certified, which means that all manufacturing and administration processes in the company meet the automotive quality standards.

ECS Electronics is ISO 14001 certified and therefore the environment is interwoven in our management system. This means that when we conduct our business, ECS constantly pays attention to emissions, reject flows, recycling, energy use and other environmental issues. Two important points are central to this activity:

  • Meeting the requirements of the regulations and controlling the environmental risks.
  • Striving for continual improvement of environmental accomplishments.

Product development

‘Over 450 developments a year’

Maintaining the ‘Status Quo’ is not an option. With its vision on the future, ECS is continuously searching for new projects and developments. The Research & Development department plays a central role in achieving these objectives. Their high level of expertise and experience are put to good use in shaping the development process.

Product development is at ECS goes beyond simply improving and revamping existing products. The company sets out to offer ready to market solutions in connection systems in order to anticipate new demands from customers. That is why ECS maintains intensive contact with its partners in the automotive industry. Early reception of signals and seeking innovative solutions together has repeatedly led to the best results.

In addition, ECS develops over 450 customized solutions a year for every customer in accordance with the applicable standards and legal requirements for each European country. Alongside product development ECS is also developing new tools and machines to address the needs of the manufacturing process. Usually the towbar wiring solutions are ready before the introduction of a new model of has taken place.

Marketing and sales

‘Dedicated customer teams’

Mutual trust is essential for the basis of a good partnership and ECS values this philosophy. Making clear arrangements and being able to support each other generates a profitable and constructive relationship. In this way ECS aims to create an outstanding continuity in its business network.

The high degree of commitment of our sales and marketing staff makes all the difference. Dedicated customer teams are installed to serve specific demands of customers – for ultimate customer satisfaction. Besides our sales team in Breda ECS has an external division who represents our brand in and outside of Europe.

ECS serves two important automotive market sectors. One is the Original Equipment (OE) Market. ECS delivers the original connection systems to a large number of car manufacturers. These products are then marketed under the vehicle manufacturers own brand name. Some of these key accounts include Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Renault, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Fiat. In addition the the OE market ECS provides exceptional service to the automotive aftermarket, these include towbar manufacturers and major automotive suppliers.

Having a continuous demand for the latest vehicles from our partners enables ECS to offer a comprehensive product range. These products are competitively priced to allow profits to be shared with our customers. ECS control the competitive pricing by using ‘state of the art’ manufacturing systems to create lean production facilities that are geographically spread.

Logistics

‘8.000 different connection systems’

Logistics management is often very complex and entails various departments in a company: from purchasing and stock management to the financial department. The logistical process within ECS is synonymous for speed and punctuality. Because of an intelligent computer-driven system ECS has optimised purchasing, production, inventory and delivery.

ECS products are extremely varied; there are over 8000 different connection systems for different car brands, type and production year. Components and basic materials are bought from a vast number of manufacturers worldwide. This diversity calls for a tight logistical planning.

Products are stored in vast warehouses in Breda. As soon as orders from clients arrive, ECS is able to respond immediately and thus to deliver correctly and quickly. This cross-frontier service yields that distinguishing quality so valued by our customers.