Press release from StarMobility, May 29, 2019
StarMobility acquires Permobil Car Adaptation
It was announced today that StarMobility has purchased Permobil Car Adaptation. With this acquisition StarMobility is now the largest company in Sweden in its niche: vehicle adaptations for people with disabilities.
As a result of the Swedish National Insurance Office’s stricter regulations, the disability mobility sector has faced a number of challenges in recent years. Despite this, StarMobility has enjoyed strong development in terms of both business volume and profitability. StarMobility’s goal is to be the natural choice for anyone with a disability who needs modifications to their vehicle, through proximity to customers and by offering personal service – irrespective of where in Sweden those customers live. The company’s aim is thus to grow its business volume and to expand its geographic presence.
“Against the background of our expansion plan, the acquisition of Permobil Car Adaptation is both a natural and a welcome step. Permobil Car Adaptation has significant market shares in regions where we are currently not established, they have many years of experience in this sector, and they have extremely competent staff,” says Micke Andersson, owner and President of StarMobility (pictured below).
Permobil Car Adaptation’s decision to sell the company stems from a changed market situation and tougher regulations, and the fact that in recent years car modifications have played an ever smaller role in Permobil’s operations, which today focus on electric and manual wheelchairs, seat cushions and seating solutions.
“I’m delighted that our customers will continue to enjoy high-quality car adaptation services for a better and simpler daily life. StarMobility’s focus is good for users, for the operation and not least for the staff,” says Bengt Thorsson, President of Permobil.
The operational direction will remain unchanged – it is this focus on core operations that has shaped StarMobility’s success. “That’s what we’ve always done and it’s what we’ll always do,” concludes Micke Andersson.
StarMobility offers vehicle adaptations and car conversions with high levels of comfort, performance and quality for people with disabilities. Thanks to our modern engineering workshop and close cooperation with some of the world’s leading vehicle modification specialists, we can offer everything from car adaptations and commercially modified vehicles, to low-floor minivans and advanced steering and control systems. StarMobility conforms to environmental management standard ISO 14001, and is quality certified as per ISO 9001. StarMobility was founded in 2009.
Press contact: Owner and President Micke Andersson, phone +46(0)73-529 41 31, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Press contact Permobil: Martinus Rönnerman, phone +46(0)702-63 68 05, email email@example.com