Nantwich-based manufacturer, Mountain Trike, is working with yet another US distributor who is tasked with reaching more people with the supplier’s specialist all-terrain wheelchair made from bike parts.
Pioneer Medical is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and now distributes the Mountain Trike, eTrike, MT Push and MT Evo.
Pioneer Medical will be the customer point of contact and handle direct sales covering the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida with emphasis on working with veteran associations and the government.
Pioneer has worked directly with the Veterans Administration for nearly two decades, which represents a large market in America.
Joshua Smith of Pioneer Medical, said that the company is working toward bridging healthcare with the outdoor industry through technology and service.
He said: “Pioneer believes these two industries share much in common, and together, encourage positive lifestyles.
“The Mountain Trike Company makes products which demonstrate the overlap of these two industries and there isn’t anything that is as diverse or all-terrain capable available in the US.
“One might say we are exploring outside the realm of traditional US healthcare pursuing the goal of making the Mountain Trike available to everyone who needs it.”
Tim Morgan, managing director and inventor of the Mountain Trike, said: “Being a small business I am always looking for new distributors who fit our company ethos to help grow our sales and expand our customer base.
“We already have a couple of distributors in the US, but as America is a very large country, with Pioneer Medical as a distributor covering specific states it will hopefully mean that more US customers will have the chance to see our all-terrain wheelchair products.”
He added: “Joshua and the team at Pioneer Medical have some exciting plans and it is great that they have an emphasis on veteran and government opportunities – they are also hoping to engage with our other US distributors to create some joined up plans.”
The Mountain Trike Company designs and manufactures al-terrain wheelchair products from its premises in the UK.
Earlier this year the company added the eTrike to its product range, which offers flexible riding by twisting the throttle which activates an electric power assist.