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Stenkullen 10 avril 2014

Swedish Autoadapt becomes the sole owner of British Unwin Safety Systems.

Autoadapt and Unwin Safety Systems operate in the vehicle adaptation industry and both companies have long-standing experience developing and producing aids for people with limited mobility. Autoadapt bought a 50% share in Unwin in 2013 and this acquisition of the remaining shares aims to strengthen Autoadapt’s position as a leading supplier of vehicle adaptation solution as well as expand Unwin’s global distribution. 

Catering to the consumer side of vehicle adaptation, Autoadapt has long been one of the world’s leading suppliers. With the introduction of BraunAbility Wheelchair Lifts in 2011 and the partial acquisition of Unwin in 2013 the company has strategically expanded its target to include the markets of public transport and commercial vehicles – markets which Autoadapt’s Executive Vice President Peter Wahlsten expects to increase.  

Changes in accessibility law are happening all over the world. Particularly in Europe, where for example France has a statutory requirement that by 2015 a high percentage of all city buses must be equipped with the means to transport people seated in wheelchairs. By finalising the acquisition of Unwin Safety Systems we stand well equipped to continue to take market shares in the commercial vehicles segment.“, says Peter Wahlsten.

About Unwin Safety Systems
Unwin Safety Systems was set up 50 years ago by Norman Unwin, who created the world’s first device to secure wheelchairs in vehicles. Over the years, the company has continued to grow and today all manufacturing, design and testing facilities are located in a modern factory in Somerset. Trusted across the world by passengers, their families, their carers and safety professionals, Unwin deliver crash tested solutions to maximise accessibility for all.
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About Autoadapt
Founded in 1996, Swedish Autoadapt is a leading manufacturer of vehicle adaptation solutions for people with limited mobility. Autoadapt offers many award-winning and safety-tested solutions, such as the Turny Evo seat lift and the Carony-system of transfer wheelchairs.

In addition to the owners Executive Vice President Peter Wahlsten and CEO Håkan Sandberg, Autoadapt is part-owned by Bruno Independent Living Aids and BraunAbility, leading manufacturers in the North American vehicle adaptation industry.
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For more information please contact:

Peter Wahlsten
Autoadapt Executive Vice President
Phone:   +46 302-254 54

Håkan Sandberg
Autoadapt CEO
Phone:   +46 302-254 50