For 25 years, GMR Safety has been operating with a strategic focus on people, whether through our products – to protect the lives of loading dock workers – with our partners or our employees. It is this positioning that has shaped our POWERCHOCK® solutions.

Discover the major milestones that defined the GMR Safety’s growth.



wheel restraint system
on the market


years of expertise
& innovation


systems installed worldwide


average annual growth over
the last 5 years


countries where our systems are installed


collaborators in North America & Europe


Founded in 1996 in Montreal, GMR Safety quickly became one of North America’s leading loading dock safety equipment manufacturers.
With the POWERCHOCK® vehicle restraint systems at the forefront of our innovation, our partnership culture, our personalized customer service and our proven product series have taken us all over the world.

As we extended our simple and indestructible safety internationally, GMR Safety became #1 in Europe. We prioritize partnerships over profit, service over speed, and quality over quantity in all our endeavors. These principles are ingrained in our operations, shaping a service model that caters to every client’s needs, from pre-purchase to post-purchase and at every stage in between.

Today, we’re proud to be installed in more than 29 countries across the globe, serving some of the world’s largest corporations.


GMR Safety sign on office facade
1996-the first model of POWERCHOCK wheel chock

When it all started

The beginning of an era.

GMR Safety installs its first wheel chock equipped in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The company immediately turns the industry around with a chock that looked classic, but is far more robust and reliable.

Tests speak for themselves: many are hooked.

2003-Creation of POWERCHOCK 5 with ergonomic arm

POWERCHOCK® 5 is born!

The concept is developed.

POWERCHOCK® 5 with steel teeth is introduced on the market and promises increased safety.

Thanks to its ergonomic arm, the driver handles the chock more easily and secures the trailer more quickly.



2007-GMR Safety goes to the United States

Crossing borders

GMR Safety crosses the Canadian-American border and quickly begins installing its POWERCHOCK® wheel-based restraint systems at several logistics sites and distribution centers.

2012-Launch of the POWERCHOCK 3 portable wheel lock system

Designing POWERCHOCK® 3

GMR Safety finally unveils the POWERCHOCK® 3, a new model of its wheel-based restraint system with a handle, a simplified version of its predecessor.


2014-GMR Safety expands in Europe

First steps in Europe

A dazzling entry into the European market proved to be a real success.

2018-New branding for POWERCHOCK which changes its color

Bigger, better, stronger

POWERCHOCK® vehicle restraint systems get a new look to reflect their awesomeness. 


2021-GMR Safety logo 25th anniversary

Aiming higher and bigger

GMR Safety celebrates its 25th anniversary by investing in the well-being of its employees: inauguration of head office with fully air-conditioned premises and plant, ergonomic offices and a lounge where employees can gather for different occasions.


POWERCHOCK® AUTO: Automatic Vehicle Restraint

The much-awaited launch of the POWERCHOCK® AUTO, an automatic vehicle restraint that secures loading dock operations with driver intervention.

The Power of WHY.
WHY we do what we do. For you.

Our mission


Each of these words carries powerful meaning.

■ Together. Teamwork is at the heart of our success. We are a cohesive, passionate team united by one key factor: enjoying work. This bond allows us to constantly take on new challenges and puts people at the heart of our success.

■ Innovating. Quality and innovation have always driven us. We create, manufacture and adapt systems designed to effectively improve the safety of loading dock operations – while meeting the constraints of our customers and partners.

■ For life. Safety being the driving force behind
GMR Safety, our solutions are designed to protect human beings. Our products are robust, developed to last over time and recognized as the best restraint systems to prevent untimely departures.

Our ambition

There’s power in life.

As long as lives are threatened at loading docks, we’ll strive to develop effective safety solutions to save them.

Our values

There’s power in our values. Our core beliefs drive us and will help you get to know us.


Actively participating and contributing to the success of our teams and company.



Taking responsibility for our actions and their outcomes to maintain trust and integrity.


Striving for the highest standards in the industry and in everything we do to deliver outstanding results.


Encouraging creativity and new ideas to drive progress and improve our products and services.