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Stability in a sea of chaos

Yesterday, the announcement that Nortel Networks Corp., North America’s biggest telephone equipment maker, filed for bankruptcy protection sent ripples through the telecom world.  It is a sign of the times we live in that even large, well-known and well-respected companies can be so affected by troubles in the economy.

But not all is a sea of chaos.  There are companies that have managed to be stable, even thrive, in this atmosphere, and I’d like to highlight one of them, our phone manufacturer of choice: ESI (Estech Systems, Inc.).

It’s true that ESI is less well-known than some of the other players in the market. But they have been quietly innovating for decades, and have some of the best products on the market.

And ESI is debt-free.  Quite an achievement for a company in the telecom industry, or indeed, any industry.  ESI is a U.S.-based company doing $50 million+ in revenue per year, and growing.  They have consistently grown in sales year over year, and have been profitable every year of their existence.  How many corporations can say that about themselves?

ESI products are used by such companies as:

  • Coca-Cola
  • Hertz
  • Chase Bank
  • Holiday Inn
  • Century 21 Realtors
  • Blockbuster Video
  • Best Buy
  • Office Depot
  • Hampton Inn
  • Advantage Rent-a-Car
  • Farm Bureau Insurance
  • And more

There’s a reason that practically everyone that comes to know ESI’s products, loves them.  There’s a special atmosphere at ESI that fosters cooperation and innovation.  And, because ESI is a privately-owned company and is not beholden to shareholders, venture capitalists, or other outside investors, it can (and does) make decisions based on the best long-term strategy, rather than what looks good to investors in the short term.  And it shows in their products.

I have been following the progress of ESI for a number of years, and it seems they are beginning to really come into their own.  I have no doubt that ESI is poised to capture significant market share in the years to come.  At any rate, they are here to stay–and we are proud to have them as our manufacturer of choice.

A short video about ESI.

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