Autoadapt celebrates 20 years of Independence

7 July 2016

In 1996 I founded Autoadapt as a vehicle adaptation workshop. This year we celebrate 20 years in the same industry. An industry that is all about people.

In 1997 we formulated Autoadapt's mission: "To be a leading global provider of safe vehicle adaptation solutions for persons with reduced or limited mobility". Although we are certainly a global leader in our industry, we still have way too many white spots on our map to feel content. But rest assured, we are working hard every day to realise our mission.

These 20 years have had both ups and downs. We've accomplished great things, we had many experiences and we've met many, many people. People that have inspired us to think different, to find a solution no matter how impossible we thought it would be. For me personally, it's knowing how much our work matters to our customers that keeps me going. I've seen enough wide-eyed smiles and tears of joy, to know how important it can be for someone to get the ability to drive or for a family to be able to travel together. It moves you, deeply.


So, to all our customers, all over the world, in the past 20 years: Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives. I'm proud to say, that together with our users, our dealers and partners all over the world, we've made a difference. That difference is independence. And in many cases, it is being able to spend more time with a loved one. Something that we are immensely proud of but also very thankful for. Not many people can go to their job every day and feel that they get to make such a profound impact in people’s lives.

 

Here's to another 20 years!

 

Peter Wahlsten

Executive Vice President and Founder of Autoadapt