The Mobility Networks Group, a leader in wheelchair and passenger vehicle lifts and ramps, has successfully completed the merger of Acdeos, a Dutch company providing transport access solutions.
The merger follows a strategic partnership that saw both companies successfully collaborate in design, development, sales and distribution for more than two years. The management of both companies see the merger as the next strategic step to support further growth and enhanced value to existing and new customers.
The merger of Acdeos is another move in the group’s plans to create a global company that provides equipment for accessible vehicles.
Working in partnership with its customers, mostly vehicle converters, the Mobility Networks Group says it is now better equipped to facilitate mobility solutions for more markets and applications.
Lex de Moes initially established the company Acdeos in 2004 and focused on making ramps for city buses. In 2010, Bram van Roemburg joined the company and became a partner one year later.
Acdeos specialises in the design of ramps and steps.
Acdeos is currently supplies steps around the world with key partners that include Handicare, Schnierle and established partners in China, Australia and New Zealand.
Wayne Harmer, group managing director of Mobility Networks Holding, said: “We are proud and excited to welcome Acdeos into the Mobility Networks Group. The partnership with Acdeos will further strengthen the position the Mobility Networks Group within the global market. The merger strengthens our internal capabilities will enhancing the depth of our product range and scope of our international sales and distribution channels.”
Meanwhile, owner and managing director of Acdeos Lex de Moes, said: “We at Acdeos believe that the merger with the Mobility Networks Group will not only be essential in our product development process with an investment boost, but also supporting our company in taking our products to new international markets.”