October 9, 2017 – Permobil acquires Comfort Company and further expands its offering within the seating and positioning market. This acquisition provides Permobil the ability to offer a broader portfolio of solutions to meet customer demands in both the complex rehabilitation and long-term care markets.
Comfort Company, a complete seating solution provider, manufactures seating and postural support systems for customers with a wide range of rehabilitation needs. With an emphasis on innovation, Comfort Company aims to deliver the highest level of comfort, functionality and quality.
“Following the purchase of ROHO in 2015, the acquisition of Comfort Company further strengthens Permobil’s position within both the complex rehab and long-term care markets. We see tremendous synergies with the addition of Comfort Company’s portfolio together with Permobil’s ROHO Seating and Positioning solutions,” says Tom Borcherding, President of Permobil Seating and Positioning. “With this acquisition, Permobil will now establish a dedicated and clinically-focused commercial team in the U.S. to ensure growth in the complex rehab and long-term care markets.”
This acquisition will further extend the suite of Permobil offerings for Permobil Seating and Positioning solutions. From tissue injury prevention to cushions and back supports, Permobil now provides a wide array of products and solutions.
“Comfort Company has always had a strong focus and passion for the customer across the pediatric, geriatric and bariatric segments. Permobil shares our vision of providing the highest level of quality and service and we are excited to become part of the Permobil family,” says Eric Murphy, President of Comfort Company.
Permobil is a leading global company of advanced rehab technology, with a strong focus on improving the daily lives of people with disabilities. Permobil products include power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs and seating solutions. With headquarters in Sweden, Permobil has 1500 employees in 17 countries. Production sites are located in Sweden, USA, China and France. Permobil was founded in 1967 in Timrå, Sweden by Doctor Per Uddén. Since 2013, the company has been wholly owned by Patricia Industries, a subsidiary of Investor. For more information, please visit www.permobil.com.
About Comfort Company
Comfort Company manufactures seating and postural support systems, designed for people with a wide range of rehabilitation needs. Whether pediatric, geriatric, or bariatric needs, we are committed to providing our customers with quality products designed for comfort, durability, and ease of use. Our vision is to lead in the development, manufacturing and delivery of the most innovative seating & positioning products which provide the highest level of comfort, functionality, and quality of life for end users. With headquarters in Bozeman, MT and manufacturing in New Berlin, WI, Comfort Company has more than 200 employees. For more information, please visit www.comfortcompany.com.