Permobil doubles down on seating

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Friday, January 6, 2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired custom molded seating manufacturer Prairie Seating. The acquisition provides Permobil with a platform for innovation and growth in the custom seating business, the company stated in a press release. It also complements Permobil’s existing portfolio of ROHO seating and positioning products, it says. “The timing of this acquisition is perfect, as it aligns with our growth ambitions and with our goal of adding premium product solutions to the already strong ROHO product portfolio,” said Tom Borcherding, president of Permobil Business Unit Seating and Positioning. Prairie Seating will continue to manufacture products from its Skokie, Ill., facility. Permobil’s initial focus for Prairie Seating will be U.S. sales, with an eye toward expansion opportunities in other countries, the company says.