There is one less player in the global mobility market as insolvency slams a distributor, importer, and retailer that has been in business for nearly four decades. The coronavirus dealt the final blow.

Brands such as Alber, Invacare, Sunrise Medical, Ki Mobility, and Permobil appear to have lost European distributor Gerald Simmons Healthcare, headquartered in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (England), which entered administration July 6, 2020. The company has been put up for sale according to an article published by (The Homecare Industry Information Service).

“I am very sad to note that despite the best efforts of directors and colleagues and all the progress that had been made in restructuring and range development, the continuing impact of Coronavirus on our business has proved irreparable.”

— Bob Darke, Chairman, Gerald Simonds Healthcare

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