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Permobil expands access in New Zealand with acquisition of Durable Medical Equipment, Ltd.

August 23, 2017 – Permobil will be taking over operations of Durable Medical Equipment, Ltd. (DME). The acquisition is an important step for Permobil in its strategy to drive user access in New Zealand, providing innovative advanced rehabilitation solutions for people with disabilities.

DME, the largest complex rehab equipment supply company in New Zealand, was founded in 1999 by Andy O’Sullivan. As a well-established provider in the market with more than two decades of experience, DME has grown by focusing on the user to create new and better ways to improve access to their environment and quality of life. A belief fully shared by Permobil.

“Permobil is dedicated to building a leading healthcare company by providing advanced rehabilitation technology driving growth through education and outcomes, delivered with passion and first-class service. DME shares this vision, which makes this a strong match,” says Larry Jackson, President of Permobil Business Region Americas. “We are excited to welcome DME’s employees to the Permobil family to further increase access to care in New Zealand.”

This acquisition will further extend the full suite of Permobil offerings within New Zealand including a complete line of power and manual wheelchairs as well as seating and positioning solutions.

“We have always derived our inspiration from our users and focused heavily on building an organization of healthcare professionals to provide the highest level of service. Permobil shares our values and a strong desire to provide innovative rehabilitation solutions and we are excited for what the future holds,” says Andy O’Sullivan, founder of DME.

About Permobil
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.
About DME
DME is the largest Complex Rehab equipment supply company in New Zealand, established in 1999 by Andy O’Sullivan to bring knowledge based solutions in physical Rehab to New Zealanders. With headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand DME has prospered by making the user the source of inspiration to discover or create new and better ways to improve access to their environment.

For further information, please contact:
Martinus Rönnerman, Director Group Communications
Cell: +46 702-63 68 05
Email: Martinus.ronnerman@permobil.com

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