Otto Bock US HealthCare, Minneapolis, announced the acquisition of seating system manufacturer Tri Quality Inc, Sacramento, Calif. The privately-held company, and all 28 employees are now part of the Otto Bock Company Group based in Duderstadt, Germany. Otto Bock has distributed Tri Quality’s Nu-Tec planar seating for 7 years.

In recent years, Otto Bock has added rehabilitation with specialized focus on unique seating and positioning solutions. Tri Quality joins seven other manufacturing locations worldwide and brings a niche focus, from development to delivery.  With this purchase and the 2010 exclusive global distributorship agreement with Leckey, Otto Bock offers the most types of seating options available today, from off-the-shelf options through OBSS shape systems CAD/CAM custom designs.

“Tri Quality is an exciting investment for us,” said Matt Swiggum, Mobility Solutions Business Unit Director for Otto Bock. “I’m also excited that John Crane will be leading the business,” added Swiggum.

“Our global mobility business continues to grow,” stated Brad Ruhl, President of Otto Bock. “Bringing Tri Quality into the organization further expands the product range we can offer our customers today, as well as adds fuel to our development of cutting edge positioning systems in the future.”

[Source: Otto Bock]