ACS announces Russia supply agreement with Baltika, part of the Carlsberg Group
September 11, 2019
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) is pleased to support Russian commercial vehicle operator, Baltika, to implement policies for responsible alcohol consumption and to keep roads safe from impaired driving.
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS), a Canadian leader in the design and manufacturing of alcoholinterlocks and breath alcohol testers, is pleased to have begun installation of alcohol interlocks into Baltika’s vehicle fleet to prevent drink driving.
Baltika, part of the Carlsberg Group and a leader of the fast-moving consumer goods market in Russia, is striving for continuous improvement of internal standards, customer service and security. In a move to ensure the confidence of employees and managers of their vehicle fleet to carry out deliveries safely, Baltika recently chose ACS as a strategic safety partner. The installation and use of ALCOLOCK devices aims to address the issue of impaired driving, ensuring the safety of fleet drivers and other road users.
According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, about 8% of all accidents on Russian highways occur as a result of a drunk driver. Additionally, more than 51% believe that driving under the influence of alcohol is a problem that needs to be solved at the federal level.
Until recently, as a rule, alcohol interlocks were only required in Russia in high-risk vehicles, such as those carrying dangerous or particularly valuable goods. ACS and Baltika hope to draw the attention of leading transport manufacturers and other vehicle fleet operators in Russia to the existing opportunities for improving safety on the roads.
Sergey Suchkov, Senior Director of Logistics –Eastern Europe: "As an industry leader, Baltika successfully operates several priority programs aimed at responsible consumption and minimizing accidents to zero. The installation of ALCOLOCK devices is a preventative measure that meets global standards and ensures Baltika has countermeasures in place to address driving by an operator in a state of alcoholic intoxication."
ACS equipment was selected to meet specific client requirements. In addition to ease of installation and use, ALCOLOCK devices were required to work in a variety of climates and weather conditions across the country, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Installation services and ongoing technical support is being provided by the Rolf Group, one of the largest automotive dealers and vehicle importers in Russia.
Sergey Krasaev, Product Manager at ALCOHOL COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEMS Corp.: "We know that Baltika held a competitive analysis before choosing a manufacturer of alcohol interlocks. We are very pleased to cooperate with the largest Russian brewing company. I am confident that together we can make the movement of people and goods on the roads even safer."
The feedback received from staff on vehicles which have ALCOLOCK installed, additionally confirms the benefits of such devices for employees of the company —confidence in the willingness and ability to safely operate a vehicle, additional insurance, objective assessment of operator safety devoid of emotions, following a clear framework of standards and allowing managers to rely on the device’s accuracy and objectivity.
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems, is an international group of companies with over 40 years of experience developing innovative technology to prevent impaired driving. A technology leader and manufacturer of alcohol interlocks and breath alcohol testers, ACS provides products and services to law enforcement, automotive, industrial, public and personal safety markets. We improve global road safety through innovative design, manufacturing and customer support services. Please visit www.acs-corp.com.