All-terrain wheelchair company sees sales double as demand for its products increases
Innovative all terrain wheelchair company The Mountain Trike Company has seen its sales double in the last year as demand for outdoor equipment has increased.
The company manufactures and builds a range of all-terrain wheelchairs at its manufacturing unit near Nantwich in Cheshire.
The wheelchairs enable people of all abilities to access the outdoors and take part in recreational activities with friends, family and even independently.
With the increase in orders the company has recently recruited a new assembly technician. Ellis Waring will work alongside current assembly technician, Seb Luxford who joined the company in 2017. Ellis will assist in the assembly of trikes which are hand finished in-house.
Ellis joins the company straight from school under an engineering apprenticeship scheme with his local college. He will work full time gaining on the job training and hands-on experience and the Mountain Trike Company will work with the college following the apprenticeship assessment process.
Talking about his new job, Ellis said: “My role at Mountain Trike is my first full-time job and I’ll be starting an apprenticeship in the coming months.
“I’m a keen mountain biker and with the Mountain Trike’s use of high-end bike parts, it’s made it easier for me to use what I already know to get started. I’m very excited to learn about the Mountain Trike from an engineering point of view and manufacturing processes involved.
“The best part about the job for me is watching the freshly painted frame arrive into the workshop and then be transformed into something that can change someone’s life. This for me is truly amazing.”
Tim Morgan, Inventor and Managing Director at the Mountain Trike Company added: “We’re really excited to be in the position that we can expand and grow our team to cope with high demand for our products.
“During the last 18 months, like many businesses, we have had to adapt the way we work to account for the unprecedented external factors we’ve been faced with.
“Fortunately we have seen an increase in enquiries and sales – I think this is partly a natural trend we would have seen due our expanding product range, but also the desire for people wanting more independent access to the outdoors and the Mountain Trike wheelchair range really does offer inclusive access.”
Each Mountain Trike product is assembled at the company’s manufacturing unit in the UK. With many adaptions and a modular system it allows customers flexibility for a more personal setup for their individual and changing needs.
Its distributers include Snowdrop Independent Living in South Wales, bringing the freedom to explore the Welsh countryside to disabled people in the region.https://thiis.co.uk/all-terrain-wheelchair-company-sees-sales-double-as-demand-for-its-products-increases/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Ellis-Mt-build.jpg?fit=900%2C786&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Ellis-Mt-build.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsAll-terrain,apprenticeship,inclusive,Mountain Trike Company,wheelchairInnovative all terrain wheelchair company The Mountain Trike Company has seen its sales double in the last year as demand for outdoor equipment has increased. The company manufactures and builds a range of all-terrain wheelchairs at its manufacturing unit near Nantwich in Cheshire. The wheelchairs enable people of all abilities to...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine