Press Release





Gardium Sécurité Inc. consolidates its position as a leader

in Quebec’s security industry

The Avant-Garde Group joins Gardium Sécurité



Montreal, February 27, 2017 – Gardium Sécurité Inc. (Gardium) is proud to announce that it has acquired the Avant-Garde Group, a consortium that includes six companies that provide security solutions. This acquisition, which took effect February 1st, adds five hundred employees to Gardium’s workforce and consolidates its position as a leader in the security industry in Quebec.
Thanks to this acquisition, Gardium will be able to count on the skills of more than 1,500 employees that draw from a full range of expertise in management and security solutions implementation.
“Gardium strengthens its position as Quebec’s top security firm for labour dispute management, investigations and inquiries while consolidating its position as a major player in surveillance and protection services. I’m also pleased to announce that Pierre D’Anjou has joined Gardium’s senior management team as vice president, Technology, thus filling out the current team made up of Denis Beaudin, vice president, Surveillance and Protection Services, and Pierre Lapointe, vice president, Labour disputes and Investigations. For his part, Jocelyn Lavoie will act as vice president, Sales, for the Sectek subsidiary,” said Dany Laflamme, president of Gardium.
“We are convinced that by joining forces with Gardium we are taking steps to better serve all our customers by increasing the scope and breadth of our security solutions, labour dispute management and protection services,” added Pierre D’Anjou, president of the Avant-Garde Group.
An overview of the acquired companies
The companies that are part of the Avant-Garde Group offer a full range of security, surveillance and protection solutions that cover protection services, investigations and spinning, human resources and technology.
Avant-Garde Security Inc., Consultants Lupien Rouleau Inc., Consultants SPI Inc., Sécurité Professionnelle du Québec Inc., Avant-Garde HR and Sectek Inc. will pursue their activities under their respective banners and continue to provide stellar service to their customers.
“This acquisition represents a strategic decision for Gardium since our customers will benefit from a new range of services focused on the integration of high-tech security solutions. Sectek’s expertise includes camera networks, access control, advanced software, a monitoring centre and alarm systems,” concluded Dany Laflamme.
About Gardium Sécurité Founded in 2002
Gardium Sécurité, whose head office is in the city of St-Eustache, is known for its expertise in the areas of guard services, investigations and security management during labour disputes. Gardium Sécurité, the largest security company in Quebec, employs over 1,500 people and offers services throughout Quebec.
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