Custom wheelchair seating provider Delichon will be closing its current base on 9 February when it moves its Hampshire headquarters to a new site nearby.
The company is moving into a new manufacturing, office, showroom and clinic facility next month and hopes to be operational from 19 February. The new site will be fully accessible and the adaptations added just 3% to the total cost, the company said.
The new address is 1 The Clayfields, Sandlehealth Industrial Estate, Old Brickyard Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1PA.
Delichon has its own production process for specialist seating called Foam-Karve and it manufacturers its own mobility products, including the 3-Wheel Delta All-Terrain Buggy for children and adults. The company is also the UK distributor for the amphibious Hippocampe All-Terrain Beach Wheelchair.
The company was set up as a family business in 1996 by Martin and P-J Davy. It was initially based in converted farm buildings in a small village in Hampshire.
Delichon’s Foam-Karve machine, and the system for manufacturing custom seating for wheelchairs in this way, were invented by managing director Martin Davy in 1991. The Foam-Karve name has been adopted as a generic name for many types of custom contoured foam seating, as well as remaining our trademark.
Delichon claims to be one of the first companies to use three wheeled all-terrain buggies to get disabled children and adults out and about. In 2007 it launched its own ATB – the Delta.