Sunrise Medical buys Switch-It

Friday, April 3, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunrise Medical has acquired substantially all of the assets of Switch-It, a manufacturer of special drive controls, special input devices and other high-tech products for complex power wheelchairs.

Sunrise Medical officials say the acquisition expands the company’s portfolio in complex rehab and further positions it for significant growth. “Switch-It is a strong fit with our business and this acquisition accelerates our global offerings in the high-end mobility market,” stated Pete Coburn, president, U.S. commercial operations at Sunrise Medical, in a press release.

Together, the two companies plan to co-develop programs and specially design products for multiple mobility needs, according to the release. Switch-It officials say the acquisition allows the Missouri City, Texas-based company to grow its presence outside of the U.S.

“This acquisition brings us significant opportunities to leverage our growth and expand our international presence by utilizing the strong global reach of Sunrise,” stated Andrew Parker, president of Switch-In, in the release.