LAVAL, QC, July 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupe VitroPlus, owned by Uniban Canada, today announced it is partnering with LifeSafer, North America's leading manufacturer of ignition interlocks, which prevent a vehicle from being started if the driver's blood-alcohol level exceeds the legal limit. The new company, which is called OKTAVE, will be able to rely on the network of 71 corporate and franchised VitroPlus outlets across Quebec, and the unique expertise of LifeSafer, whose technology has been used by more than 750,000 people in Canada and the United States.
Pierre Voyer, executive vice-president of Groupe VitroPlus, a company wholly owned by Quebec shareholders, was proud to announce that OKTAVE's head office and entire professional and administrative staff would be located in Quebec.
"With this strategic partnership, we will be able to meet the SAAQ's stringent standards for ignition interlocks. We're convinced that the excellence of our network, which is well known throughtout Quebec, combined with LifeSafer's advanced technology, will help make our roads safer," said Mr. Voyer.
"We are enthusiastic about our partnership with VitroPlus, which will enable us to even more effectively prevent the disastrous consequences of drinking and driving. LifeSafer is a pioneer in the ignition interlock industry. We are recognized for the quality of our work and our devices, which we have offered since 1991. We hope to put our vast experience to work to improve road safety in Quebec," said Kent Owens, president and CEO of LifeSafer.
About Groupe VitroPlus
Founded in 1977 and still owned by Quebeckers, Groupe VitroPlus provides sales and service in auto glass, electronics, aesthetics and protection, as well as vehicle accessories. Its mission is to offer its customers optimal solutions for theft prevention and automobile protection, by means of innovative concepts and products and services that combine comfort with safety. http://www.vitroplus.com
LifeSafer, a pioneer in the ignition interlock sector since 1991, is an industry leader offering reliable technology that meets the needs of its customers across North America. It is committed to enabling people to resume driving, safely and legally. With LifeSafer, more than 750,000 people in Canada and the United States have regained their driving privileges, thanks to solutions adapted to license restriction programs in different states and provinces. https://lifesafer.ca
Image with caption: "Logo : OKTAVE (CNW Group/VitroPlus)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160727_C1603_PHOTO_EN_743000.jpg
Image with caption: "Kent Owens (left) and Pierre Voyer at the signing of the partnership agreement between VitroPlus and LifeSafer to create OKTAVE. (CNW Group/VitroPlus)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160727_C1603_PHOTO_EN_743017.jpg
For further information: Ariane M. Gauthier, 514-843-2324, [email protected]