Invacare seeks another move to France

Friday, January 12, 2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is considering relocating the production of Küschall manual wheelchairs from its facility in Witterswil, Switzerland, to its facility in Fondettes, France, according to a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 11. Invacare hopes to complete the move, which it believes will allow it to better optimize the Fondettes facility, by mid-year 2018. By Swiss law, however, Invacare must first perform a “consultation procedure” with the potentially affected employees. That procedure is expected to last through Jan. 30. Invacare announced plans to shift production of its Invacare Rea manual wheelchairs from its facility in Dïo, Sweden, to its facility in Fondettes in July 2017.