Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc.
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) has been committed to promoting road safety and preventing impaired driving through alcohol and drug testing technology. We offer life saving, innovative products and program services to safety conscious governments, forward thinking companies and individuals worldwide. We design, manufacture and market the most accurate and reliable alcohol and drug detection products, and deliver the most professional alcohol interlock services around the world. Our commitment to quality sets us apart. ISO 9001 (since 2007), IATF 16949 (since 2008), ISO 14001 (since 2007), ISO 17034 (since 2017) and ISO/IEC 17025 (since 2017) accredited, ACS ensures the highest quality of our products and services while balancing our respect for the environment.
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. is an international group of companies with one common purpose: to promote road safety through industry-leading breath alcohol testing technology.ACS began as a research division of Borg-Warner in 1970 with the mandate to develop technology that would prevent the operation of a vehicle by a drunk driver. With innovative success, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems was incorporated in Canada and the USA in 1976. This life saving innovation became know as the breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID or IID).
In 1991, Felix J.E. Comeau acquired both companies: Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp. in Canada and Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Inc. in the USA. Under his guidance, ACS developed new alcohol sensing technologies used in a variety of applications spanning a variety of markets including automotive, industrial, law enforcement, as well as public and personal safety.
The corporate family was restructured in 2005 by creating Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc. as the holding company and sole shareholder for the international group of companies that emerged with a single coherent vision for quality products and services that includes: Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, Inc., Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (Dongguan) Ltd., ALCOLOCK France SAS, ALCOLOCK Sverige AB, ALCOLOCK UK Limited, ALCOLOCK RU OOO.
Today, ACS employs over 500 talented individuals to design, manufacture and market the most accurate and reliable alcohol sensing equipment and to deliver the most professional alcohol interlock services through offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
- To develop life saving innovations that keep people safe.
- To be a world leader in promoting road safety and preventing impaired driving.
- To research and develop high quality, user-friendly products with a strong commitment to environmental and social responsibilty.
- To improve global road safety through innovative design, manufacturing and customer support services.
Our customers’ values are at the heart of everything we do, and like us, our customers value safety. To maintain our customer focus, we base our relationships on respect, fairness, honesty and integrity. We listen and respond to customer feedback while safeguarding the confidentiality of information and personal privacy. We are committed to the highest ethical standards and excellence in service to ensure our customers’ needs are met.
Our people are given the training, tools and encouragement they need to succeed and work towards our common goal of designing, developing and manufacturing innovative products. We provide a respectful, inclusive and safe environment where our team members are skilled, confident and committed to our Corporate Mission. Our people have the authority they need to do their jobs, providing a sense of achievement from their work, and the opportunity for career growth and advancement.
We work collaboratively and cooperatively with each other, with our business associates, and with our industry partners sharing expertise, ideas and resources. Each of us, in our daily work, creates a team environment, drawing on one another to do the best job possible. Our communication with one another is respectful, appropriate and helpful.
We constantly strive to improve our products, services and procedures. As our customers’ needs and the business environment continue to change, so must we. We value initiative, creativity and a strong desire for personal, team and corporate success in everything we do. We recognize and reward excellence and improvement in our work.
We lead by example, conducting our affairs responsibly and professionally. We contribute to the social and economic well being of our communities through the life saving innovations we produce and by conducting our business in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner. We encourage and support our people in making positive contributions, both inside and outside the workplace.