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Equus Products Marks 30 Years of Innovation with Move to New Irvine, CA-based Headquarters

Equus hosts open house to showcase the company's new headquarter building and celebrate 30th anniversary as a leading automotive aftermarket supplier. The company's product offering is highlighted by the top-selling INNOVA line of diagnostic tools.

Equus Products, Inc. has announced its 30th anniversary as a leading automotive aftermarket supplier. To mark the occasion, the company’s nearly 100 employees are settling into their brand new, multi-million dollar corporate headquarters located at 17352 Von Karman Ave., in Irvine, CA, which recently hosted an invitation-only open house. At this custom-built headquarters, the company designs, develops and supports its EQUUS- and INNOVA-branded products, including the flagship INNOVA 3100 CanOBD2 Diagnostic Tool, with more than 1 million pieces sold to date.

“We are proud to have grown from our humble beginnings as a contract automotive gauge manufacturer to the leading supplier of on-board diagnostic tools, providing millions of customers with complete solutions for their high tech vehicle repairs,” said Ieon C. Chen, CEO, Equus Products, Inc. “Having all of our departments from R&D to our ASE tech support center under one roof makes us so much more efficient in delivering the highest quality products and support to our customers and end users, as we continue to work toward our vision of market leading innovation for decades to come.”

Chen added that the move included a planned company personnel restructure that positions Equus and Innova for future growth both in the U.S. and international markets. The newly setup Innova de Mexico is a new joint venture company based in Mexico City that will mimic the company’s U.S. operations and facility to support expansion into Mexico and beyond. Another project in process is a multi-million dollar technology company acquisition that will further poise Equus and Innova to provide its customers with the cutting-edge technology products, information and support.

Equus Products worked with architectural firm DeRevere and Associates, and Caliber Construction, Inc., to convert the 100,000-square-foot warehouse space into a high-tech office, testing space and warehouse facility to meet its current and projected needs. The new building includes roughly 30,000 square feet of office, meeting and banquet space; 20,000 square feet of automotive testing space; and a 50,000-square-foot shipping warehouse. All lighting and equipment have been designed with optimum energy efficiency, including external window shades to reduce A/C use. And Equus is planning the installation of solar panels on the rooftop, among other green design enhancements. The building also features an inviting two-story lobby with plasma screens; and a 2,400-square-foot multipurpose room for exercise, training and banquets. Recently named a top workplace by The Orange County Register, Equus’ employees enjoy an on-site gym, showers, table tennis and other amenities.


About Equus Products, Inc.
Equus Products, Inc., is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company, and a leading supplier of test equipment, gauges and tachometers for the automotive aftermarket. Founded in 1982, the company markets and distributes its line under the EQUUS brand throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In 1990, Innova Electronics Corporation was acquired for research, product design, development and technical support. Products developed under this division carry the INNOVA brand and are designed to provide customers with easy-to-use products for servicing the vehicles of today and tomorrow. Both companies call the new Irvine, CA-based headquarter building home. For more information on the companies and their products, visit http://www.equus.com or http://www.innova.com.

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