We are ACS

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Our History

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.


Our corporate family

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.

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.

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Our vision

  • To develop life saving innovations that keep people safe.
  • To be a world leader in promoting road safety and preventing impaired driving.

Our mission

  • 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 Values

Provide quality customer care

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.

Focus on innovation and entrepreneurship

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.

Embrace collaboration and cooperation

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.

Strive for excellence and improvement

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.

Contribute to community safety and well-being

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.

Letter from our CEO

For over 40-years improving road safety has been our overarching mission and we continue to work with our global partners to develop solutions for our customers in law enforcement, regulatory and safety sensitive industries. In addition to our operations in North America, Western Europe, the UK and Australia, ACS continues to expand into Asia and Latin America where road safety is increasingly becoming an important safety requirement.

Throughout our history, product and service innovations have reshaped our industry and ACS products. Wireless connectivity and increased data analytics requirement coupled with advances in metrology, toxicology and broader definitions of impairment will influence our customer’s requirements and the evolution of our products and services. On behalf of the global ACS team, I wish to thank all of our strategic partners and look forward to our continued collective efforts to improve road safety and road safety technology.

Our commitment to quality

ISO 9001
ISO 14001
ISO 14001
ISO 17025
ISO 17025

Offering internationally recognized manufacturing quality, our global operations are supported with industry leading product and service quality, and are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. Our commitment to safety, quality and customer service defines our industry leadership.

ACS and its affiliates are committed to maintaining the highest standards in:

  • the technology we develop
  • the products we manufacture
  • the services we provide

Our teams of dedicated employees surpass our quality objectives by:

  • continual improvement
  • superior levels of customer satisfaction and expectations
  • employee empowerment and accountability
  • dedication to excellence

Industry partners

ACS and its affiliates are proud of our long-standing relationships with global road safety organizations.

ISO 9001

European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)

ISO 14001

Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

ACS and its affiliates also support advocacy organizations committed to educating the general public regarding the risk associated with impaired driving.

ISO 9001

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

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