By January 2018, Invacare Corp’s production of Rea manual wheelchairs will transfer from its facility in Dïo, Sweden, to its facility in Fondettes, France, according to a company announcement.

This move will allow the company to better optimize its wheelchair manufacturing facility in Fondettes, while enabling its Dïo facility to focus on its production of beds for the Nordic market, along with its distribution center for lifestyle products, the release adds.

“By transferring wheelchair production from Dïo to Fondettes, we are able to create a European wheelchair center of excellence that is centrally located to our European customers. We will continue to stay close to our Nordic customers and maintain the on-time and reliable delivery that they have come to expect from us,” says Matthew E. Monaghan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Invacare Corp.

[Source(s): Invacare Corp, Business Wire]