BraunAbility is expanding its European production

21 March 2024

BraunAbility partners with Olmedo to produce wheelchair lifts in Europe.

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We are delighted to announce that BraunAbility has partnered with Olmedo Special Vehicles S.p.A., a mobility company located in Reggio Emilia, Italy. This collaboration will bring production closer to European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) markets. The aim is to strengthen our connection with partners and enhance the quality and flexibility of our offerings even further.

BraunAbility can now connect with its customers in EMEA more effectively and respond to evolving demands by partnering with Olmedo. Not only does it allow us to continue producing our high-quality and secure lifts, but also allows us to adapt quickly to market changes.


Bringing production closer

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BraunAbility's focus on quality and safety aligns with Olmedo's strong track record in manufacturing. Through this collaboration, we are able to produce our high-quality wheelchair lifts closer to our European partners. In addition, lifts will be available quicker due to reduced lead times. Stronger connection with our suppliers, improved support, and increased stock availability are further benefits to expect.


Elevating our capabilities, offer and services

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According to Martin Iserö, Managing Director at BraunAbility Europe, this partnership demonstrates both commitment and the ability to change:

“This partnership will establish a new manufacturing facility, built by our partner Olmedo, as the core of our operations. Their new facility will produce wheelchair lifts efficiently while maintaining the highest quality standards. Olmedo assembles and ships our lifts directly from their production line to our customers. Besides creating new opportunities, this initiative also enhances BraunAbility Europe’s stock availability, facilitates faster delivery, and increases our overall flexibility.”

Olmedo's CEO, Luca Quintavalli, is content with the growth of their partnership with BraunAbility Europe:

“We are proud to face this challenge alongside BraunAbility, a company that represents the global point of reference in the sector thanks to its history, prestige and attention to customers; Olmedo's 72 years of history in the automotive world will be the starting point of this long-term synergy, created to improve the quality of products and services in our industry on global markets.”


What’s next?

Production will begin in the second quarter of 2024, starting with our E-Series folding lifts, and will expand to other models from this series throughout the year.

We are looking forward to sharing more exciting updates with you in the near future, as we approach this historic milestone!


For media inquiries and interviews, please contact

Martin Iserö
Managing Director, BraunAbility Europe
+46 702 99 62 04


BraunAbility Europe
BraunAbility Europe offers accessibility products and mobility solutions for vehicle use. We offer a diverse selection of products, including wheelchair lifts, hoists, swivel seats, stowing solutions, driving aids, flooring systems, and a range of related mobility solutions. Our goal is to empower individuals of all abilities by improving accessibility and enabling independence.

Olmedo Special Vehicles S.p.A.
Olmedo is a well-established European mobility company with vast experience in producing wheelchair lifts. Their commitment to quality and their record makes them an ideal partner for BraunAbility Europe's European manufacturing expansion.