Wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) converter Lewis Reed is to run a series of events in the second half of the year celebrating 20 years of operating in the industry.
Lewis Reed was incorporated in 1999 having previously been trading since 1993 as part of Lewis Reed Motor Dealer Group with conversions initially being carried out in a small unit behind the dealership.
In the same year, the company moved to larger premises in Birkenhead before relocating to its current factory in 2003. The company employs 50 people and to date has completed approximately 10,000 conversions.
Over the last two decades, Lewis Reed has run a proactive research and development strategy and this has been acknowledged with numerous awards, including being recently recognised as a select official Volkswagen WAV converter in UK. Lewis Reed has also been presented with Motability’s ‘Best Supplier Award’.
Managing director Peter Scullion said: “I have always firmly believed that the vehicle should fit the person as opposed to the person fitting the vehicle.
“Every member of the Lewis Reed team is acutely aware that a converted vehicle is not just a means of transport but a lifeline to ensuring independence for the wheelchair user along with their family and friends. This ethos is still at the core of our business.”
The firm recently launched unique Sure-Fit 200, a wheelchair tie down and occupant restraint system which adds more comfort and safety for the wheelchair user.
In addition to the Sure-Fit200 Lewis Reed has developed a specially designed flat floor which is now available on the VW T6 vehicles and has been designed to provide the wheelchair user with a better line of vision.
Scullion added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank every member of the Lewis Reed team for their dedication and hard work.
“I am extremely proud of how the company has evolved over the last two decades and the excellent reputation we have with earned. None of this would have been possible without the support of everyone here at Lewis Reed.”