BraunAbility and Q’straint announce “transformative mobility venture” for WAV market
In a move set to transform the automotive landscape, BraunAbility, a supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) and wheelchair lifts, has acquired controlling interest in Q’Straint, a provider of wheelchair and occupant securement solutions with a business in the UK.
The two companies have announced the new venture to accelerate innovation for their customers and keep pace with new technologies. The companies claim that one significant opportunity of the venture will be greater integration of the design process, which will set the stage for systems-based solutions.
This vertically integrated approach to design holds significant potential for enhanced safety, quality, and reliability for the disability community, says Patrick Girardin, Co-President of Q’Straint.
He said: “We see huge opportunities for integrating technologies and creating a new story, rewritten for inclusion. Together, we help ensure that new products create a more intuitive and effortless experience for our customers.”
Major original equipment manufacturer automotive and consumer technology players have announced hundreds of billions of dollars in future investment in electric and autonomous vehicles.
BraunAbility and Q’Straint are teaming up to ensure these rapidly advancing technologies include solutions for the disability community.
Staci Kroon, Global President and Chief Executive Officer of BraunAbility said: “The shift to these new technologies has the potential to change a remarkable number of lives if they are designed for inclusion.
“To keep pace with this historic change, our industry must combine research and development investments and other resources, so wheelchair users are included in the future of mobility.”
The combined effort will prioritize consumer innovation while maintaining the same industry-leading levels of technology, support and service for their dealer and commercial partners.
One such breakthrough is Quantum, the only system that offers wheelchair passengers of public transit buses complete independence by allowing them to secure themselves without assistance from the bus operator.
This timesaving, contactless technology allows the wheelchair passenger to board quickly and safely while the driver focuses on operating on schedule.
Combined, BraunAbility and Q’Straint offer mobility products in more than 70 countries with substantial operations in the UK, as well as in the United States and mainland Europe.
BraunAbility’s UK operations are based in Somerset, while Q’Straint hs a mobility business based in Whitstable.
BraunAbility is a leading manufacturer of mobility transportation solutions, including wheelchair accessible vehicles, wheelchair lifts and seating, storage, and securement products. The firm expanded its presence in Europe back in 2018 with the acquisition of Autoadapt.https://thiis.co.uk/braunability-and-qstraint-announce-transformative-mobility-venture-for-wav-market/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/braunability-e1623150089512.jpg?fit=900%2C361&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/braunability-e1623150089512.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsTrade Newsbraunability,Q'Straint,technologies,vehicle,WAV,wheelchairIn a move set to transform the automotive landscape, BraunAbility, a supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) and wheelchair lifts, has acquired controlling interest in Q’Straint, a provider of wheelchair and occupant securement solutions with a business in the UK. The two companies have announced the new venture to accelerate...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine