American mobility supplier discusses UK ambitions ahead of Rehacare 2019
After announcing its debut appearance at the upcoming Rehacare in September to further its ambitions to expand globally, Pennsylvania-based Golden Technologies’ has shared some of its plans regarding the UK ahead of Europe’s largest mobility and rehabilitation trade show.
Founded in 1985 by Robert Golden, Sr., and Fred Kiwak on the pledge to “build it right the first time,” the family-owned, family-operated company began making lift chairs in a one-car garage in West Pittston, PA, a small town where families worked hard to survive as the Pennsylvania coal mining era was ending.
Describing the history of Golden Technologies as a story that defines the American dream, the pair partnered with some of the finest craftsmen in the region and worked together to design and build lift chairs that would withstand years of use.
As their reputation for quality spread, the business grew and quickly became a family operation, employing several members of the Golden and Kiwak families.
Robert Golden’s son, Richard, was one of the company’s first employees and was named CEO in 1991, a position he continues to hold today. Robert Golden, Sr. has since retired from the day-to-day activities, whilst Kiwak continues to be actively involved as the company’s Vice President of Research and Development.
Richard Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies, spoke to THIIS about the company’s involvement in the UK’s growing mobility sector.
THIIS: Do you currently have any distributors in the UK?
Richard: “We are currently working very successfully with a mobility distributor in the UK.”
THIIS: Are you looking for more distributors in the UK and if so, are there any particular of the UK you are focusing on?
Richard: “We prefer to work with one distributor in each country, but we are open to new opportunities and further collaboration with various partners in the mobility and rehabilitation arena.”
THIIS: Previously, you highlighted a number of products you will be bringing to Rehacare, including the BuzzAround and BuzzAbout ranges; which products are you particularly interested in showcasing to UK dealers?
Richard: “All of the above. We definitely consider the UK market a very important one for all of our products.
“We take great satisfaction in the superb craftsmanship and lasting durability of our growing lines of power lift chairs, power wheelchairs and scooters. Golden sets the pace in the Home Medical Equipment industry for performance, convenience and comfort, because they all begin with superior materials and creative designs.
“At Rehacare, we will be featuring our patented Twilight Technology. We launched a new product in our power lift recliner division, ushering in a new era in comfort seating across the home health care industry. MaxiComfort with Twilight cradle technology is a luxury power recliner capable of providing never before seen or felt levels of comfort, thanks to a patented, five-motor mechanism.
“We care about our customers’ comfort so, after years of development, we are thrilled to introduce this incredible chair. There is truly nothing else like our five-motor seating technology on the market.”
THIIS: Why are the chair and technology unique to the market?
Richard: “It didn’t exist – until now. Twilight cradle technology offers our customers a new range of rejuvenating positions to comfort the body and ease the spirit.
“Golden has been an innovation leader in this arena and the MaxiComfort power lift recliner with Twilight Positioning represents the next generation is not only our line of products but in the entire market as well. Consumers are able to achieve extreme Zero Gravity – true tilt in space – and discover new angles for TV watching and lounge positions.”
THIIS: Can you tell us more about some of the other ranges you will be showcasing at this year’s Rehacare?
Richard: “We recently launched a full-time luxury travel scooter, adding a whole new class of scooters with upgraded features and design in our Buzzaround Series. Full-size comfort comes with the convenience of true portability on the Buzzaround LX, available in three- and four-wheel models. This powerful new scooter ushers in the next level of mobility options across the home health care industry and was enthusiastically received by retailers for both functionality and design.
“At Rehacare, we will feature this truly unique luxury travel scooter that allows individuals to experience maximum comfort with minimal effort while on the move as well as our new Buzzaround fold flat scooter and BuzzAbout power wheelchair.
“We continually strive to be at the forefront of innovation and design with all of our products. We are proud to provide customers with a sense of independence, mobility, freedom, accomplishment, and belonging.”
THIIS: Why should mobility dealers in the UK work with Golden Tech?
Richard: “Our distributor is much more than a customer, they are a full partner in product design and we give full support and training from our engineering and development teams.”
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