Permobil’s recent acquisition of Advanced Health Care Products (AHC) marks the company’s expansion into Canada.
For many years, Montreal-headquartered Advanced Health Care Products and Lebanon, Tenn-based Permobil have maintained a partnership in that AHC has sold products for ROHO, which is owned by Permobil. Canada is ROHO’s No 1 market outside of the United States, according to a media release from Permobil.
By acquiring AHC, Permobil will invest in and further expand the reach of AHC’s rehab technology services, and widen the product leadership position in Canada, per the release.
“Permobil is dedicated to serve the high demand in Canada. AHC has an unparalleled position in the Canadian market and the combination with Permobil will allow us to better serve users with our triple play offer: power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, and seating solutions. Together, we will build a bigger and stronger organization in Canada, set for growth,” says Larry Jackson, President of Permobil North America, in the release.
“Permobil has a family of products that are leaders in advanced rehabilitation technology– TiLite, ROHO, and Permobil. AHC has represented ROHO for many years. Permobil has the same commitment to the user, excellent products and fantastic service that AHC has. This acquisition brings the opportunity to deliver more resources to fulfill the needs of the users,” states Andrew Schwartz, CEO of AHC.
Allan Boyd will be general manager of Permobil Canada, Jeremy Gainsbury will continue as operations director and location manager in Montreal. The former management team of AHC, Andrew Schwartz, Brent Cutmore and Randy Margalith, will continue to run PDG. Andrew Schwartz and Randy Margalith will support the organization during the transition process, per the release.