MONTREAL, QUEBEC–Vigil announces today the signature of a national promotional services agreement with B+L Consultants group of Companies Inc. The agreement centres on the Vigil GPS Satellite tracking solution and will extend over an initial 3 year term. Under the terms of this agreement, 900 car dealers in Canada will be covered by the sales representatives of B+L, translating in sales objectives of 7,830 units and that could
represent $2,3 millions of revenue for the first year of the term.
Vigil GPS is experiencing a strong demand throughout Canada for its tracking systems. “This agreement ties in with the deployment strategy of a strong North American distribution base in order to meet our objectives”, stated Mr. Sylvain Gelinas, President and CEO of Vigil GPS.
B+L Consultants’ experienced network will provide Vigil with fast penetration of the automotive industry at key levels such as: retail automotive and recreational vehicle dealerships, the agricultural industry and insurance companies. B+L Consultants have secured a major marketing agreement with P & D Insurance, allowing the latter to distribute the Vigil GPS tracking system to their customers. P & D is an international insurance brokerage firm that manages and operates the Preferred Dealer Protection program, the largest insurance program specifically designed for Franchised New Car and Truck Dealers in Canada. P&D is a division of PDP Group Inc. that also operates a substantial Dealer program in the United States. Mr. Farid Ahmad, President of B+L clarified: “We have, jointly with P & D, compared products using similar technology and approached several players in the field over the last 1 1/2 years. We selected Vigil GPS for its effectiveness that will best suit our customers’ security requirements as well as providing them with a quick return on investment”.
Following the need expressed by its customers for security solutions to reduce theft and improve a poor recovery rate, P & D Insurance has secured commitments with its car dealership customers to equip their inventory with Vigil GPS systems, and will subsequently be offered as a value added option to the final vehicle purchaser. This single strategy component alone, part of a global rollout plan, will secure the targeted sales objectives of the agreement.
About B+L Consultants Inc.
The B + L Group of Companies offer a range of services customized to the automotive industry, such as recruitment, pre-employment screening and automotive service and parts training for the retail new car dealer. Based in Markham, Ontario, B+L Consultants have, since 1995, been servicing more than 300 companies from both retail and manufacturing, in the Middle East, Bermuda, Canada and the United States.
About Vigil Technology Locating Systems Inc.
Vigil GPS, the leader in the conception and commercialization of vehicle location and recovery systems, uses three well-proven technologies: satellite GPS, cellular communications and Internet access. Vigil has developed the very first interactive telematics solutions for vehicles and commercial fleets in the marketplace. Vigil GPS modular solutions are capable of detecting and reporting events such as theft and intrusion. Vehicles equipped with Vigil GPS units can be monitored 24/7 by their partner, Protectron, Canada’s largest provider of security monitoring.