US-based Ki Mobility to take over control of UK product sales and support from Leckey in 2020
Ki Mobility, the manufacturer of lightweight manual wheelchairs headquartered in Wisconsin, USA, has confirmed that it will take over support for its product sales and customer support in the UK from the new year.
Originally, Northern Ireland-based James Leckey Design distributed Ki Mobility’s range throughout the UK and will continue to do so until December 31st 2019.
Primarily a designer and manufacturer of aids for children, Leckey also distributes adult mobility equipment, with the Lisburn headquartered mobility company selling 98 percent of its goods outside of Northern Ireland.
According to Leckey, the decision has been taken to allow it to focus on its own range of products.
“It has been a privilege to distribute Ki Mobility products in the UK,” commented James Leckey, Chairman of Leckey.
“This transition will enable Leckey to focus on the sizeable opportunities within our core paediatric segments. Ki Mobility remains a valued partner with immense knowledge and expertise in mobility products and we are fully committed to working with them to ensure continuity of services for our customers.”
Effective January 1st 2020, Ki Mobility says with the change, it will hire a UK sales team and UK-based customer service representative to support its customers in the area.
“We are appreciative of all the work the team at James Leckey Design has done over the past several years. They’re a wonderful company and continue to be good friends and partners of ours,” said Doug Munsey, President of Ki Mobility.
“For Ki Mobility, our focus is always on making sure our people and products remain accessible and available. We’re looking forward to providing the same great customer service, training and service tools to our UK dealers and clinicians as we provide to those in the US and Canada.”
With offices currently in the US and Canada, this will be the first time the company has employees based outside North America.
Launched in 2005 by Doug Munsey and Murray Slagerman, two mobility professionals with a combined experience of over 50 years in the complex rehab industry, Ki Mobility first entered the market with its Catalyst line of lightweight folding wheelchairs and has since gone on to release a swathe of new wheelchairs over the years.
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