ACQUISITION: Permobil expands custom seating business in North America

In January 2018, Permobil entered into an agreement to acquire Ottobock’s OBSS and NUTEC custom seating business assets in the United States and Canada, further expanding Permobil’s offering of Seating and Positioning.

The acquisition will expand Permobil’s offering in the North American markets and to complement the move, has recently established a dedicated and clinically-focused commercial team in the U.S. to support customers with seating and positioning needs.

"We see tremendous potential in custom seating to improve health outcomes and achieve clinical objectives for individuals with complex needs," says Tom Borcherding, President of Permobil Seating and Positioning.

"Ottobock's OBSS and NUTEC custom seating products complement our existing portfolio of premium seating and positioning solutions and provide Permobil with the opportunity to serve a broader range of customers in North America."

The acquisition is the third Permobil has made in the seating and positioning market in recent years, having acquired the Montana-based Comfort Company in 2017 and Illinois-based The ROHO Group in 2015.

With a team consisting of 1600 members in 17 countries, Permobil provides a range of healthcare solutions, including power wheelchairs, seating and positioning products and manual wheelchairs. Headquartered in Sweden, the company is part of Patricia Industries, a subsidiary of Investor AB.

To find out more, visit the Permobil website HERE

 
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