WheelAir has taken its first steps towards international expansion opening a new office in the Netherlands.
The Glasgow-based mobility company described the move as a ‘game changer’ for the firm.
It comes after a strong year for the company, in which it expanded its product range and launched version two of the WheelAir system.
Looking to build on this success, the team has now set its sights on bolstering its European customer base.
Corien Staels, WheelAir’s managing director, said: “With sales increasing in Europe we thought that now is the time to branch out.”
Adding: “We want to really take the time to fully support the business’ growth and to make it a commercial success. And the best way to do this is to open the Dutch subsidiary.”
The new office is located in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, near Rotterdam and in keeping its office in Glasgow, the company will grow the team in both locations.
Staels confirmed: “We will be maintaining a strong presence in the UK and remain fully focused on serving our existing loyal customers and new ones. It is a move which the board and team are all excited about”
Ms Staels said that WheelAir’s customers remain “the number one priority” and visiting them face-to-face across the UK and Europe has been one of her favourite parts of the job.
She continued: “Expanding to the Netherlands means that not only will we still be spending as much time as possible with customers in the UK, but with the new offices near Rotterdam, we will be able to spend time with our lovely customers around Europe.”
Chairman of WheelAir, Albert Nicholl, added: “The expansion of WheelAir to include a new facility in Rotterdam puts the company in a strong position to not only work more closely with suppliers but to more easily deliver the exemplary customer service that people have become used to from us.
“Leading the discussion on microclimate and the issues around overheating and over sweating continues to be at the forefront of everything we do and the new offices and new team members are a demonstration of that commitment to improve the lives of those people who use our products.”