GfG Expands Blackline’s Presence Into UK and Europe
June 12, 2013
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – June 12, 2013) – GfG Europe Ltd. – a distributor of safety products based in Essex, England and specializing in the UK and European markets – has signed a master distribution agreement with Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”). GfG Europe has begun marketing Blackline’s employee safety monitoring and business tracking solutions to numerous key clients in sectors that include: manufacturing, healthcare, engineering & construction, police services, public works, transportation, logistics, government, and natural resources.
“The UK is a natural market for Blackline’s full line of safety monitoring products – we have very stringent regulations and industry practices plus an estimated 5 million lone workers,” says Gavin Boorman, President of GfG Europe. “I am impressed with Blackline’s advanced technology that will additionally serve our region’s surveillance, logistics, and loss prevention needs.”
“The experience and depth of GfG Europe’s sales team will allow Blackline to aggressively expand our reach overseas,” says Cody Slater Blackline’s CEO. “We look forward to bringing our Loner® brand of comprehensive safety solutions to a market already familiar with the need for employee safety monitoring.”
The United Kingdom, like Canada, has enacted work-alone legislation under their Health and Safety at Work Act. Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees while at work, even when working alone and beyond sites under the employer’s control.
Blackline’s Loner® brand of employee safety monitoring solutions provide instant, automated and real-time safety alerting to monitoring personnel, empowering an efficient, location-based response in the event of a person falling unconscious or experiencing any number of injuries while working in on the job.
About GfG Europe: GfG is a world leader in the design and manufacture of gas detection instrumentation. We are specialists in the development and manufacture of high quality, user-friendly and reliable gas detection systems and sensors for 50 years. Since the beginning in 1961, GfG has positioned itself as the leading specialist for gas detection and gas warning technology in the market. This position is enhanced by investment in technology and innovation. The knowledge of GfG’s specialists means that detection solutions are possible for the most difficult applications.
About Blackline: Blackline GPS is a wireless location leader that develops, manufactures, and markets products and services for worker safety monitoring, covert tracking, and consumer applications. Blackline solutions deliver safety, security, and location awareness through innovative wireless hardware and custom user interfaces, including web, mobile, messaging, and web services. Blackline’s vision is to become the leading supplier of wirelessly connected worker safety monitoring and covert tracking products in the world. Blackline products allow customers to protect their personnel and valued assets, share the conditions of their environment, and connect with emergency services when necessary. Blackline solutions Protect. Share. Connect.®
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