Permobil expands seating, positioning portfolio

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil continues to consolidate the seating and positioning market with its acquisition of Comfort Company.

The Bozeman, Mont.-based Comfort Company manufactures seating and postural support systems for customers with a wide range of rehabilitation needs. It joins the ROHO Group, a Belleville, Ill.-based manufacturer of seating and positioning systems, under the Permobil umbrella.

“Following the purchase of ROHO in 2015, the acquisition of Comfort Company further strengthens Permobil’s position within both the complex rehab and long-term care markets,” said Tom Borcherding, president of Permobil seating and positioning systems. “We see tremendous synergies with the addition of Comfort Company’s portfolio together with ROHO’s solutions.”

Comfort Company manufactures from a facility in New Berlin, Wis., and has more than 200 employees.

Eric Murphy, president of Comfort Company, says Permobil is a good fit, because it shares its vision of providing a high level of quality and service.

“Comfort Company has always had a strong focus and passion for the customer across the pediatric, geriatric and bariatric segments,” he said.

Permobil is on a buying spree as of late: It announced earlier in October that it was taking over operations of TiLite New Zealand and earlier this year that it had acquired Durable Medical Equipment Ltd.