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Aroga Technologies Updates on Company Ownership & Distribution Agreement

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Aroga Technologies Ltd. ("Aroga" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the company is under new ownership. Effective July 30th, 2014, Grove Bennett and Steven Barclay acquired Aroga from its previous owner & President of 28 years, Bob Vigerut.

Aroga is Canada's largest independent distributor of Assistive Technology products and services with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, Alberta, and Ottawa with additional representation in the Atlantic Provinces; truly a National Company. Our technology helps individuals with various physical, sensory and cognitive issues perform daily tasks they would otherwise be unable to accomplish. Over the years the technology, assistance and training provided by Aroga as an end to end solutions provider has proven to assist individuals, families and businesses in both private and public corporations.

Additionally, Aroga is pleased to announce the signing of a Canadian Master Distribution Agreement with Perkins School for the Blind (Perkins). Perkins is one of the most respected providers of products & services to those with blindness or vision loss.  "I'm thrilled with the new agreement that we have with Perkins, we have long supported each other in our common goals in providing products & services to the blind community. However our new partnership further solidifies the strength in our relationship and our desires to provide better products & services, faster delivery times, additional technical support, better pricing and of course, new product lines to our clients" stated Mr. Steve Barclay, COO of Aroga.

"The new agreement with Aroga is a great opportunity for Perkins to increase its products, services and overall awareness of the Perkins Brand in Canada; Aroga has long been a supporter of the Perkins School of the Blind as a market leader within Canada for many years. Working closer with Aroga will improve on our ability to deliver better support to the blindness community and Perkins Products is excited to be partnering with the new ownership group" stated Laura Matz, Director Marketing & Sales at Perkins Products, a division of Perkins School for the Blind.

Mr. Bob Vigerut, previous owner of Aroga stated; "I am thrilled with the ownership transition and believe that this change will continue to serve Aroga's current & future client base with the same quality of service they expect from Aroga. I know that Grove and Steve have the clients best interest at heart and wish them all the best in the future. I look forward to working with them over the next couple of years to ensure a smooth transition for our many valued clients. I would like to thank everyone I have worked with over the past 28 years. You have played a significant role in my professional and personal life for which I am eternally grateful, thank you. I wish everyone continued success and hope that you enjoy working with Grove and Steve as much as I do".

Mr. Grove Bennett, CEO of Aroga stated; "Aroga is truly a great Canadian success story, it prides itself on providing great products & services with dedicated staff who care about their clients and values its partnerships with companies such as Perkins Products and nonprofit organizations such as the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), Holland Bloorview and SET BC (Special Education Technology) to name a few. We look forward to building upon the company's successes, while developing new business relationships such as the agreement made with Perkins Products, and improving our product offerings to the CNIB retail stores. I would like to thank Bob Vigerut for his years of service, for building a great Canadian company and entrusting its future to Steve and I while staying on to see it thrive in its new direction".

About Aroga Technologies Inc.

Aroga is Canada's largest independent distributor and retailer of Assistive Technology products and services.

This technology helps individuals with disabilities perform daily tasks with which otherwise, they may be unable to accomplish without assistance. Over the years the technology, assistance and training provided by Aroga as an end to end solutions provider has proven to assist families and business in both private and public corporations, with technology and services to individuals with special needs. 

As a Canadian owned and operated company headquartered in Ontario, Aroga is poised to continue growing year over year. Currently, with additional offices located in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ottawa and with representatives in the Atlantic provinces of Canada, Aroga's products, services, sales and support representatives cover the entire country, truly a "National Company".

Aroga's hardware and software is backed with an end-user life time toll-free technical support. With its own service department; Aroga will ensure maximum up-time and the fastest possible turn around on repairs providing an end to end solution for all your assistive products and services.

For the past 3 decades, Aroga has strived to help its clients attain independence and an enhanced self-esteem. Through strategic partnerships with leading internationally recognized developers and innovators, Aroga helps to ensure that people reach their maximum potential.

Its business was founded in 1987 and more information about its products and services can be viewed at its website at www.aroga.com.
This release includes forward looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and reflects management's current expectations. These forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Some of these factors include: general global economic conditions; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; uncertainty as to whether ourstrategies and business plans will yield the expected benefits; increasing competition; availability and cost of capital; the ability to identify and develop and achieve commercial success for new products and technologies; the level of expenditures necessary to maintain and improve the quality of products and services; changes in technology; changes in laws and regulations, includes codes and standards, intellectual property rights, and tax matters; the uncertainty of the emerging hydrogen economy; including the hydrogen economy moving at a pace not anticipated; our ability to secure and maintain strategic relationships and distribution agreements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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