17. October 2016

FEV acquires automation and test product maker TrigTec

Oct. 17, 2016 - FEV North America (FEV) announced today it has acquired a 51-per-cent stake in automation and testing products maker TrigTec.


Michigan-based TrigTec serves the industrial market with products that provide in-process manufacturing related testing capabilities, along with creating automated systems for plant processes. According to the parties, the acquisition provides FEV with “additional exposure to in-process testing, which complements [FEV’s] extensive portfolio of testing capabilities offered by its testing solutions division.”

“We design and deliver test facilities that are commissioned with equipment from our field-proven product line including dynamometers, conditioning systems, instrumentation, and our popular data acquisition and control system, Morphee Software Suite,” said Patrick Hupperich, president and CEO of FEV North America. “By adding TrigTec’s capabilities under the FEV brand, we are able to extend that brand further into the production process and leveraging that exposure into the ability to provide more production-related solutions to customers around the world. TrigTec’s proven production resources coupled with its seasoned engineering resources and established customer relationships will help FEV extend its product offerings to both TrigTec and FEV customers.”

In addition to engineering, TrigTec’s capabilities include fabrication, machining, and integration of all components.

“We see this agreement as beneficial to both parties,” noted Steve Kravis, president and minority owner of TrigTec. “The benefit that we gain from leveraging FEV's international footprint will help TrigTec’s business to expand and give us access to new markets that we otherwise would have found difficult to expand into.”

About FEV
FEV is a leading international, independent service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development. The service portfolio also includes tailor-made test benches and measurement technology as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation. For defossilization of the entire energy value chain, FEV offers energy management and infrastructure solutions from a single source, which intelligently link and holistically optimize power and heat generation, mobility, and industry. The FEV Group currently employs 6500 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.