Independence Mobility has boosted its growing powerchair offering by becoming a Permobil dealer as the supplier looks to expand its retailer network, with the Leeds-based mobility retailer now selling Permobil’s range of powered wheelchairs and power add-on.

Starting life in 2004 as a small retail outlet in Leeds selling entry-level wheelchairs, scooters and beds to end-users with basic needs, Independence Mobility has expanded into new areas of the market over the years and now caters for a range of basic and complex needs.

Under the new distribution partnership, Independence Mobility will sell Permobil’s range of powerchairs, including high-specification indoor and outdoor models, for both adults and children.

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In addition to the range of powered wheelchairs, Independence Mobility will also be supplying Permobil’s SmartDrive solution – a lightweight, power-assist add-on for manual wheelchairs.

Discussing becoming a Permobil dealer, Anthony Mitchell, Managing Director of Independence Mobility, commented: “We are thrilled to have formed a partnership with Permobil UK and offer Permobil powered wheelchairs to our customers.

“The state-of-art models offer users more functionality and accessibility than ever before, by embracing and incorporating the benefits of evolving technology. Our range of powered wheelchairs is now even bigger and better, offering customers an extensive choice from a single supplier.”

Gordon Cunningham, Permobil’s General Manager for UK and Ireland, said: “Permobil are delighted to have Independence Mobility join our team as one of our flagship dealers in the North West of England.

“Having started our dealer programme in 2018, partnering with dealers like Independence Mobility is key to our growth plans for 2019.”

In February 2019, Independence Mobility celebrated its 15-year anniversary with a rebrand to position itself as a modern and forward-thinking mobility equipment provider focused around its strapline ‘passionate about changing lives’.

The company says Permobil’s technologically advanced mobility solutions makes the global mobility equipment supplier a perfect fit for the company.

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