Winning Together Companies
Electronic Systems Protection
Past Investment
HQ: Knightdale, NC
Industry: Niche Industrial

Electronic Systems Protection Inc. is the global leader in power protection technology. The Company’s devices provide unparalleled protection for equipment vulnerable to electrical power disturbances. Equipment manufacturers and dealers throughout the world rely on ESP’s patented power protection technology to protect their equipment. The Company has been recognized as the industry leader and partner due to their innovative power protection products, unmatched customer support, and the comprehensive Lifetime Protection Guarantee ESP has provided for nearly 20 years.

Acquired in December 2008, and with the addition of SurgeX in 2009, ESP/Surgex is the most respected brand of professional quality AC power solutions for protection, power conditioning, and control of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment, especially today’s DSP – and microprocessor-based equipment. SurgeX products are designed to suit a broad array of applications and are offered in as IP addressable solutions and as stand-alone, rack-mount, and NEMA enclosures.

Since Gridiron Capital’s initial investment in 2008, ESP/SurgeX grew significantly expanding its technology and product offerings and entering several new end markets, making the Company a leader in its industry. ESP/SurgeX was sold to AMETEK, Inc. in January 2016.


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