TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp (ACS) has been awarded a $3.15 million grant from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade for the development of next generation alcohol sensing technology over the next four years. This grant augments an $18 million commitment from ACS to develop and commercialize the next generation of alcohol sensing technology.
These sensors are the key component to alcohol interlocks - the breath alcohol testers that require drivers to provide a breath sample prior to starting their vehicle. Alcohol interlocks are commonly used in compliance monitoring for convicted impaired drivers or for commercial fleets as a pro-active safety measure.
The grant, combined with the ACS portion will mean 105 new jobs at the company over the next four years as well as related research projects facilitated at local universities.
"Investments in new technology and products are essential to remaining competitive. The support from the Government of Ontario helps us add to our team of skilled workers, attract new business and stay ahead of our competitors."
- Felix Comeau, Chairman & CEO of Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp.
"ACS is an innovative Ontario company that is succeeding in global markets. Today's investment not only creates jobs, but also generates spin-off economic activity and learning opportunities in a specialized field. Ontario's highly skilled workforce and competitive business environment are key factors in attracting investment from innovative and growing companies like ACS."
- Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp (ACS) is a leading producer of alcohol interlocks and breath alcohol testers. Originally designed for law enforcement in 1976, the ACS product line has expanded to serve the industrial, automotive, law enforcement, public and personal safety markets. With numerous patents worldwide, ACS remains a pioneer by employing over 150 industry experts to produce some of the most accurate and reliable alcohol sensing equipment available in the industry. Visit us at www.acs-corp.com
SOURCE ALCOHOL COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEMS CORP.
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