Mountain Trike secures Snowdrop Independent Living as distributor in South Wales
Cheshire-based Mountain Trike Company, a UK-manufacturer of all-terrain wheelchairs, has secured Snowdrop Independent Living as its distributor in South Wales, bringing the freedom to explore the Welsh countryside to disabled people in the region.
The supplier which also sells directly to customers has steadily been growing its network of distributors, both domestically and overseas. The latest distribution partnership will now see the unique Mountain Trike range sold from Snowdrop Independent Living’s multiple locations in South Wales.
Discussing the decision to become a Mountain Trike distributor, Sarah Beauclerk, Mobility Specialist for Snowdrop Independent Living, commented: “Back in May, Roger from Mountain Trike visited us at our showroom to demo the Mountain Trike all-terrain wheelchair range – we were all highly impressed with the off-road wheelchairs and their capabilities and knew they would be a great addition to our product offering.
“Snowdrop are involved with a number of sports events and we’re looking to build awareness of our brand through outdoor events and sponsorship opportunities.
“Before committing we wanted to gauge customer interest. To help us with our decision, Mountain Trike very kindly loaned us a Mountain Trike to take to some of the events we had coming up – although we were all pretty much convinced – the events were really successful and affirmed our decision and helped us decide which model to order – we went for the eTrike demo model.”
Located at the retailer’s Haverfordwest showroom, the eTrike, an electric, power-assist, all-terrain wheelchair providing users with greater freedom to enjoy the outdoors independently.
“The eTrike is the electric power-assist chair which can also be ridden manually, so this demo model is a good option for us, as we can show users both the electric and manual version which will help the customer make the right choice for their need,” continued Sarah.
“We are all very excited to offer this unique all-terrain wheelchair to potential customers – it really will make such a difference to the lives of those who need to use a wheelchair but still want to enjoy outdoor adventures.”
The distributor and retailer of an extensive range of mobility aids, including scooters, beds, pressure care mattresses, wheelchairs and more, Snowdrop founded in 1999 by Peter O’Shea from a single showroom in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, before expanding to cover the whole of South Wales, with showrooms in Swansea and Penarth.
The retailer also has a number of specialist products to match their customers’ lifestyle, with the addition of the Mountain Trike range enabling the Welsh mobility dealer to meet a greater range of customer needs.
“We already have lots of demos lined up and events to attend,” added Sarah.
“The Mountain Trike is the perfect addition to have as part of our product offering and we’re delighted to be the distributor of these products in South Wales.”
Developed by the Mountain Trike Company’s founder and Managing Director Tim Morgan whilst in his final year of study at the University of Bath, the Mountain Trike first entered the market in 2011 and since then, has gone on to see new products added to the portfolio, alongside a number of awards.
Tim Morgan, CEO of the Mountain Trike Company, commented: “We have been looking for a distributor in Wales for a number of years, so to have Snowdrop Independent Living as our South Wales distributor is great news and to finally see the MT flag flying in Wales!
“I grew up in Wales, so I know how beautiful it is and the opportunities to explore the outdoors are endless – from mountains to coastlines that rival many areas of outstanding natural beauty. Sarah and the team at Snowdrop have ambitious plans and with the three showrooms (Haverfordwest, Swansea, Cardiff) in excellent locations across South Wales, it will give potential customers in South Wales an opportunity to demo and try the Mountain Trike.
“It’s important for us to have a good coverage of distributors and experience centres throughout the UK – as we get busier, we can be confident that customers are receiving expert advice for any pre- and post-sales contact. We can’t wait to welcome more customers from Wales to the MT family.”https://thiis.co.uk/mountain-trike-secures-snowdrop-independent-living-as-distributor-in-south-wales/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/snowdrop-independent-living-scooters-exterior-store-front.jpg?fit=1000%2C626&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/snowdrop-independent-living-scooters-exterior-store-front.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsCheshire-based Mountain Trike Company, a UK-manufacturer of all-terrain wheelchairs, has secured Snowdrop Independent Living as its distributor in South Wales, bringing the freedom to explore the Welsh countryside to disabled people in the region.The supplier which also sells directly to customers has steadily been growing its network of distributors,...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine