Crime-fighting IT outfit Altia-ABM expands in Canada

Altia-ABM has opened an office in Toronto. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Altia-ABM has opened an office in Toronto. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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A Glasgow firm whose specialist software is used by all police forces in the UK and many more globally today announced the major growth of its activities in Canada.

The Altia-ABM group’s products are used in criminal and financial investigations and the management of covert and intelligence operations as police forces around the world look to reduce costs.

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The firm has been providing software to investigators for more than 15 years, and has now opened an office in Toronto, creating a business development team to meet sharply growing demand in the country, where federal law enforcement agencies and other government organisations already use its software.

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Chief executive Ian Watson said the Canadian team joins at a critical stage in its progress, adding: “I am delighted to announce a very significant milestone for us in Canada where there is a clear and growing demand for the most advanced tools to combat crime.”

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