Waterloo, Ontario, Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading connected car services and analytics provider to insurers, governments and enterprises, has been selected as one of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for 2018. The competition recognizes employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph area that offer exceptional workplace environments.

Employees of Waterloo, Ontario-based IMS design technology that connects vehicles to drivers, delivering services that make driving safer, smarter and greener. IMS‘ award-winning connected car technology is at the intersection of a growing ecosystem that complements developments in smart cities, smart cars and autonomous vehicles.  IMS was selected for a number of reasons, including its:

  • Highly diverse workforce that regularly celebrates cultural differences and includes over 50% female employees
  • “Breakfast days” featuring meals freshly prepared by a local chef
  • Regular vision lunches with the CEO and focus group employee communication initiatives
  • Family-friendly support such as flexible return date for new parents and pregnancy leave top-up programs
  • Employee development that includes mentorship, training and a unique “Buddy system”
  • Community involvement which includes the Adopt-a-Road program and a long list of local charitable activities

“At IMS, our goal is to build a workplace environment with a strong sense of family and a corporate culture that focuses on our core values of innovation, integrity, diversity, commitment and trust,” said Dr. Otman Basir, CEO and Founder of IMS. “Having the honor of receiving both Canada’s Top Employer award and Waterloo Area’s Top Employer awards this year showcases the commitment and dedication our employees have in building a leading workplace environment.”

“IMS recognizes that it operates in a competitive tech space in one of Canada's most dynamic and forward-thinking cities,” said Jeoff Shiekh, Chief Corporate Officer at IMS. “Our employees are our primary asset. We strive to improve year-over-year in fostering a creative, vigorous and motivated employee base.”

IMS is also a long-term participant in co-operative education programs, and has received past co-op Top Employer awards from the University of Waterloo. As a top talent employer, IMS is always on the look-out for creative individuals and innovative minds to apply online at: https://www.intellimec.com/careers

About IMS

IMS (Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.) is a leading connected car solutions provider delivering services and analytics to insurers, governments and enterprises.  IMS’ award-winning and industry-acclaimed DriveSync® connected car platform is built on 15 years of R&D experience enabling connected car and telematics solutions that are backed by over 200 patents and patents pending. From insurance and government, to fleets and everyday drivers, IMS solutions are used across industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.intellimec.com


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Brian Halk