A company that recently launched in the UK with a new product that allows mobility scooter and wheelchair users to transport their device in a car believes the fact there is no similar equipment in the home market will see it take off among dealers.
Trilift attaches to any vehicle with a tow bar and lifts mobility equipment into a car at the push of a button, without the need of straps or fastenings and importantly, does not take up any boot or back seat space.
Ray Lartey, managing director at Trilift, said that currently the product has no competition, making it a unique opportunity for mobility retailers.
“Dealers are already competing with their scooters and their reclining chairs. This is a totally new product where there is no competition whatsoever so if a dealer wants to take advantage and become a distributor they have that whole area to themselves. It gives them another stream of revenue.”
Lartey, who runs the business alongside his brother, said that dealer partners will benefit from national advertising on their behalf which will promote the product among end-users.
He added: “We’ll offer them the technical support and train them in fitting the lift or we will fit it ourselves if need be. We’ll give them POS and continue to support them with the advertising campaigns.”
Lartey added that he expects Trilift to “take off” given how it has been performing since it launched in the UK in March.
“Our indication at the minute from what we’ve seen since so far and the way it’s going is that this product is going to take off.”
Lartey’s goal is that everyone who owns a mobility scooter in the UK will want to purchase a Trilift.
“The beauty of this UPS is that you do not lose the space in your boot and you do not lose the back seats. With the other solutions available in this country you lose one of those.”
The small size and weight of the Trilift means it is compatible with most cars in the UK and does not affect the safe and legal operation of the car.