CASE STUDY : Permobil K450

Electric Pediatric Wheelchair

After years of design, research and development,
5 prototype chairs were built in 2004. 

Metalform needed a distribution partner to realise the dream.

 In 2006, Metalform attended a trade-show in Germany with the intention of finding a suitable distribution partner with similar  company values,  standards and someone who had strong market experience.

The response Metalform received during the exhibition was overwhelming. Metalform come away with over 10 potential distribution partners.

Metalform selected Permobil AB (of Sweden) – who are one of the largest electric wheelchair manufacturers in the world – to be the world-wide distributor.  Metalform’s R&D team re-designed it to use Permobil’s standard electronics and modular accessory range. The new design, called the K450, was also designed to comply with all wheelchair standards world-wide.

Now tens of thousands of the K450 are sold worldwide giving independence to those who require it most.

Magnus Andersson, Product Manager
Permobil

permobil.com

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