Press Release

Stenkullen 1 September 2012

Two Swedish companies specialising in aids for the disabled – Autoadapt AB and FEAL AB – are initiating global collaboration.

As of 1 September 2012, Autoadapt is marketing and distributing FEAL's portable and vehicle-mounted wheelchair ramps.

FEAL and Autoadapt are Swedish manufacturers in the sector for aids for the disabled, with all development, planning and manufacturing on their own premises in Horndal and Stenkullen, respectively. FEAL develops and manufactures ramps, and Autoadapt has specialised in vehicle-adaptation solutions for people with limited mobility.
Collaboration is intended to strengthen both companies' positions in the global marketplace. Via Autoadapt, FEAL gains a well-established and global dealership network, while Autoadapt becomes the single-largest supplier of FEAL's highly regarded wheelchair ramps.

"Autoadapt has the industry's largest dealership network and is represented in 64 countries", says Mats Sundstedt, CEO for FEAL. "Through this alliance for growth, we create the freedom for investing in new sectors and new markets."

FEAL's wheelchair ramps, previously marketed under the Kvistberga brand, have now reverted to the FEAL brand name. The date 1 September 2012, the effective date for collaboration between Autoadapt and FEAL, is also the one-year mark for FEAL's collaboration with the sales company Kvistberga coming to an end in 2011.

"I'm proud to be able to introduce FEAL's wheelchair ramps to our dealers around the world", says Peter Wahlsten, executive vice president at Autoadapt. "These are high quality products that fit our product portfolio."

 

About FEAL AB
FEAL was founded in 1991 in Horndal in the heart of Sweden's Bergslagen district, with its rich tradition of metal-working and manufacturing companies. FEAL has evolved from producing purely for the Nordic market to now selling all over the world. With constant product development and refinement of existing products, the company has a leading position as a manufacturer of wheelchair ramps for those with restricted mobility, as well as aluminium loading ramps for the transport industry, both portable ramps and stationary, modular-based ramps. Another significant product area includes products for modifications to the home for improving access for the disabled. In this area, FEAL offers threshold ramps, cover plates and arm supports that complement various types of ramps. For more information, please visit: www.feal.se

About Autoadapt AB
Autoadapt was founded in 1996 and has since grown into one of the world's leading manufacturers of vehicle-adaptation solutions for people with disabilities or limited mobility. The company offers a wide assortment of prize-winning and safety-tested products for improved accessibility when modifying vehicles. The Turny seat lift and Carony wheelchair system are two innovative solutions that eliminate the need for lifting a person in and out of a vehicle, which make those with disabilities and the elderly more independent. The company is based in Stenkullen, Sweden. For more information, please visit: www.autoadapt.com.

For more information, contact:
Peter Wahlsten
Executive Vice President, Autoadapt AB
Phone: +46 (0)302 254 00
E-mail: [email protected]