Mobility retailers’ products of the month in August 2019
Wondering which products are grabbing retailers’ attention in August? Each month, retailers in the mobility industry highlight one product that has stood out for them and why…
Lifestyle & Mobility’s pick of the month
Stockholm Motion Plus by Furmanac
Darren Macey, Business Development Manager for Lifestyle & Mobility
“As always, we at Lifestyle and Mobility are always looking for the most cutting-edge products on the market. Products that not only help give people independence but products that any able-bodied or disabled person would be proud to have in their home.
“Well, you won’t be disappointed with the Stockholm Motion Plus by Furmanac. The Stockholm Motion Plus is a fusion of craftsmanship and technology brought together by the British Manufacturer.
“It comes as standard with USB charging, under-bed lighting, adjustable seven-zone pokey spring base, upholstered seven-zone pocket spring box mattress top with a latex or memory foam topper. Now if that wasn’t enough, it also comes with a wireless handset with memory functions that you can set yourself.
“Gee, the Managing Director of Furmanac, has a clear direction that she has driven the company to and she continues to innovate in our industry, bringing a high-end look and design to those with mobility without compromising on design or function. It’s truly remarkable and one bed our customers don’t need to sleep on before marking a purchasing.
“The Stockholm Motion Plus is the most beautiful looking adjustable bed on the market to date and that why we’ve pick this as the Product of the Month.”
Beechfield Healthcare’s pick of the month
Excel G-Logic Wheelchair from Van Os Medical
James Gargan, Commercial Director of Beechfield Healthcare
“Van Os Medical has designed a modern, lightweight aluminium frame wheelchair that sports a stylish look. The crash-tested Excel G-Logic came from the fundamentals of its predecessor, the G-Lite Pro, a firm favourite with therapists in the Irish market.
“The ultra-lightweight wheelchair tips the scales at just 11.5kg and has a new rear-wheel design inspired by the cycling industry.
“The G-Logic can be folded into a tiny travel companion by removing the quick release, detachable 24-inch puncture-proof tyres, footrests and adjustable armrests.
“The G-Logic comes in a seat width of 16-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch and the cleverly designed velcro strip cushions come in four stylish colours. The frame is available in black, white or silver allowing the user to configure their own personal look.
“The G-Logic is the perfect solution for people seeking a compact foldable chair coupled with comfort and sleek design.”
People First Mobility’s pick of the month
Freerider Mayfair 6 HD 6mph from Freerider
Karen Sheppard, Managing Director of People First Mobility
“Our chosen product of the month is the new Freerider HD 6mph model. This is a class 3 scooter with a fantastic user weight limit of 32.7 stone but very compact in size. It is ideal for users who want something a little smaller to get about on but don’t want a big massive scooter.
“Also, with it being a smaller floorpan, it is suitable for those with smaller storage areas where the larger heavyweight scooters are too big to store.
“The seat is large and very comfortable while the front and rear shock absorbers make for a very smooth and enjoyable ride. Delta tillers with wrap around handles complement the easy to use display and it has indicators and hazards which are housed in a waterproof casing.
“Additionally, it boasts stylish, lightweight, non-scuffing, low profile wheels, along with an easy access tiller mounted charger port. The little details on this scooter make it a lovely addition to the showroom, including the removable carpet feet grips and foot carpet allowing for easy cleaning and the foot grips protecting the paintwork. It comes as standard with 50ah batteries and has a range of up to 25 miles.”
TPG DisableAids’ pick of the month
Manual Handling Products from Hospital Direct
Alastair Gibbs, Managing Director of TPG DisableAids
“Continuing our theme at TPG to be a solutions provider for our customers rather than just a retailer of goods, this month we wanted to highlight the great range of manual handling products from Hospital Direct.
“Their range of products include slide sheets, handling belts, leg lifters, glide and lock sheets, bed loops, glide cushions, dressing aids and many more.
“When selling larger high-value items such as beds or chairs, it always looks better to give the customer a practical solution that enables them to access that product rather than leave them to struggle and work out their own solutions.
“Whilst there are many suppliers of this type of manual handling and assistance product, we find the quality can vary tremendously so to deal with one company, Hospital Direct, that has a broad range and great quality, is a really easy decision for us to make.”
Ableworld’s pick of the month
Parnell from Bed Rail
Ceri Dixon, Marketing Manager of Ableworld
“The Parnell Bed Rail is a great, British-made invention and an ideal solution to help customers get in and out of bed. Designed for adjustable beds and made in Britain, this bed rail fits securely to most bed types.
“The rail legs tuck under the bed and the wide base sits flush against the floor to prevent trips and falls. The sturdy bed rail can be fitted easily in minutes and does not interfere with the mattress or bedding, so comfort is not compromised.
“Our customers struggle to find a bed rail that is suitable for their electric, adjustable bed so this is a great solution to provide a strong, safe and reliable handle to help them get in and out of bed.
“Available in three sizes, it is designed to be used with adjustable electric beds but can be used with many types of a standard bed. It is fitted simply with no special tools and can be removed and folded flat for storage.
“It comes with a 12-month guarantee and provides support to a maximum weight limit of 18-stone as standard. The additional two sizes which can be ordered can provide support up to 32 stone or for beds with increased height or greater mattress thickness.”
Fortuna Mobility’s pick of the month
Fortuna Radar Key from The R.A.D.A.R. Key Company
Elaine Ferguson, Mobility Services Manager of Fortuna Mobility
“We’re always looking for ways to provide our customers with quality products that live up to their promises, and the Fortuna RADAR key is one of our biggest sellers.
“People are getting very confused by the many keys that are now being marketed as ‘RADAR’. However, the truth is our solid brass key (that is manufactured in the UK), is the official R.A.D.A.R. Key Company Gold Standard product for National Key Scheme (NKS) locks.
“RADAR toilet locks have very close tolerances, which require especially accurate keys. Fortuna keys have extra computerised machining operations to ensure they meet the full lock manufacturer specification. Therefore, they are accurately cut – every single one is individually checked by a master locksmith.
“This key is for anyone whose disability means they would benefit from using an accessible toilet. The large head gives extra grip and leverage due to its unique raised edges on the smooth ergonomic handle, which enables users to turn locks with ease.
“Many cheap copies can break or snap in the lock, but our key is made from one piece of brass so has no weak points. Therefore, I’m fully confident it has quality, durability, and will unlock all of the 14,000+ disabled toilets in the UK.”https://thiis.co.uk/mobility-retailers-product-of-the-month-in-august/https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Furmanac-Stockholm-Product-of-the-Month.jpg?fit=1000%2C600&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Furmanac-Stockholm-Product-of-the-Month.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsRetailers' Products of the MonthTrade FocusAbleworld,Alastair Gibbs,Beechfield Healthcare,Ceri Dixon,Darren Macey,Excel,Fortuna Mobility,Freeider Mayfair 6 HD,Furmanac,G-Logic,Hospital Direct,Karen Sheppard,Lifestyle & Mobility,mobility scooter,People First Mobility,RADAR Key,Stockholm Motion Plus,TPG DisabledAids,van os medicalWondering which products are grabbing retailers’ attention in August? Each month, retailers in the mobility industry highlight one product that has stood out for them and why…Lifestyle & Mobility's pick of the month Stockholm Motion Plus by Furmanac Darren Macey, Business Development Manager for Lifestyle & Mobility'As always, we at...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine