An Exeter-based mobility dealership has become Mountain Trike’s first mobility showroom in mainland UK as a distribution deal was signed between the two companies.
The move, which sees Mountain Trike’s latest all-terrain products stocked at Exeter Disability Centre, is an effort by the manufacturer to expand its UK distributor network.
Exeter Disabiltiy Centre will cover the counties of Devon and Somerset in the South West. The retailer, based in Marsh Barton, has been trading for more than 30 years and is ideally placed in the West Country.
Talking about the recent addition to its product range, David Denning, managing director at the dealer, said: “I was aware of the Mountain Trike as we have previously serviced one for an injured motor cross rider. I was very impressed with the all-terrain product ranges and could see how they could compliment our product offering for our customer base.
“We have a large showroom with free parking directly outside and with a number of on-site technicians customers can be assured of after sales support should their Mountain Trike need a service or modifying.”
Meanwhile, Tim Morgan, managing director for Mountain Trike, said: “This is the first time we have signed a distributor in mainland UK. Since expanding our product ranges in 2015 we have seen a growth in customers requesting demos or wanting to see our products. Our business is based in the north of the country and with a very small team, logistically we were stretching ourselves to reach customers.
“We have set up a number of Experience Centres around the UK, but have been unable to find a suitable partner in the South West. Following discussions with David at EDC it became obvious that they become a distributor for us, there by offering customers the opportunity to see our products and receive full after sales service with a trusted specialist mobility dealer. It’s very exciting and a first for us to have our products on display in a mobility showroom in mainland UK and with a MT Push sale already received its positive for us, the customer and EDC.”