Assistive solutions provider, Permobil, has acquired Italian manual wheelchair manufacturer, Progeo.
The acquisition, alongside the previous acquisition of Dutch custom seating and positioning manufacturer, Supportec, enables Permobil to offer integrated solutions to people living with disabilities across Europe.
“We continue to improve the competitiveness of Permobil by implementing our strategy of developing the next generation of advanced assistive technology and services for individuals,” said Markus Mauer, President Permobil Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Progeo products will be marketed in France, UK and Germany. In Italy, the offering will include the full Permobil product portfolio of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, power assist devices, seating solutions and connected products.
“For Permobil UK and Ireland this gives us an opportunity to build on our success to date with active manual wheelchairs,” said Gordon Cunningham, Country Manager, Permobil UK and Ireland.
“By adding the extensive Progeo range to our existing TiLite range we hope that our users and dealers will see Permobil as the premium provider on active manual wheelchairs in the UK and Irish market.”