Isotrak Group has acquired AlcoLock GB, a leading supplier of breathalyser immobilisation systems to the commercial vehicle sector.
AlcoLock's breathalyser technology is integrated with a GPS unit enabling customers to retrieve data and analysis of its driver community via a web portal.
If the alcohol content of a driver is measured above the legal or other lower preset limit, the vehicle is immobilised and an alert also sent immediately, allowing organisations greater control over (and compliance with) driver safety standards.
This is the second acquisition AlcoLock has made in less than a year: in June it acquired fleet management technology business Verilocation.
Jim Sumner, chairman of Isotrak Group, said: “We are delighted with what is our second acquisition in seven months.
"Also given DVLA statistics showing that alcohol-related bans in the sector have increased by 59% in the past three years, the emphasis on safety and compliance in the commercial vehicle sector is higher than ever.”
David Whittock, managing director of Alcolock GB, added: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Isotrak Group.
"This presents a great opportunity to take our business to the next level as part of one of the leading telematics and fleet services businesses in the Industry.
"We have been very impressed with the successful integration of Verilocation, the growth and strong market reputation of the business and very confident that we will add enormous value to the group and its customers”.