Permobil expands in New Zealand

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired Auckland, New Zealand-based Durable Medical Equipment, Ltd., the largest complex rehab company in the country, it has announced.

The deal allows Permobil to “increase access to care” in New Zealand.

“Permobil is dedicated to building a leading healthcare company by providing advanced rehabilitation technology driving growth through education and outcomes, delivered with passion and first-class service,” said Larry Jackson, president of Permobil Business Region Americas. “DME shares this vision, which makes this a strong match. We are excited to welcome DME’s employees to the Permobil family to further increase access to care in New Zealand.”

DME was started in 1999. Permobil, which was founded in 1967, currently has 1,500 employees in 17 countries. It is owned by Patricia Industries, a subsidiary of Investor AB, a Swedish investment firm.