Permobil further expands custom seating biz

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil will acquire the business assets of OBSS and NUTEC, Ottobock’s custom seating businesses, it announced Jan. 10.

The deal will further expand Permobil’s offering in the seating and positioning market in the U.S. and Canada, company officials say.

“We see tremendous potential in custom seating to improve health outcomes and achieve clinical objectives for individuals with complex needs,” says Tom Borcherding, president of Permobil Seating and Positioning.

Complementing the deal, Permobil has recently established a dedicated and clinically focused sales team in the U.S. to better support its seating and positioning business.

Permobil expects the deal to close by the end of the month.

This is the third acquisition Permobil has made in the seating and positioning market in the past few years. Most recently, in October, the company announced it had acquired Bozeman, Mont.-based Comfort Company. In 2015, Permobil acquired Belleville, Ill.-based The ROHO Group.