PRESS RELEASE, August 6, 2015
Permobil acquires SDL
Permobil today announced the acquisition of Seating Dynamics Pty Ltd, a leading distributor of quality solutions for pressure care, mobility and positioning in the Australian market. The acquisition marks the next important step in Permobil’s strategy to provide innovative advanced rehabilitation solutions for people with disabilities.
SDL was founded in 1997 with the express desire to provide life enhancing products for wheelchair users in Australia. Since that time it has established a reputation both locally and internationally for being a distributor of innovative products with the people and systems to support and market those products.
Larry Jackson, President of Permobil North America said, “Permobil is dedicated to building a leading healthcare company providing advanced rehabilitation technology. SDL has an unparalleled position in the Australian market and the combination with Permobil will allow us to better serve the needs of end users in the Australian disability market.”
Malcolm Turnbull, SDL co-owner, said, “Permobil has a family of products that are leaders in the Assistive Technology market – TiLite, ROHO and Permobil. SDL has represented ROHO and TiLite in Australia for many years. Permobil has the same commitment to the end user, excellent products and fantastic service that SDL has had. This acquisition brings the opportunity to deliver more resources to fulfil the needs of end users, as well as grow the Australian business. We are excited to become a part of Permobil and to see the positive impact this will have on our market.”
Owen Dawes, Managing Director of Permobil Australia, said, “We are very proud and excited to announce the acquisition of SDL. This will accelerate our growth plans in the advanced rehabilitation market in Australia. We are growing our service offering to end users, therapists and dealers. This coupled with the experience and capabilities of the SDL staff will see us increase our reach rapidly.”