Monday, June 6, 2011
EXETER, PA – Pride Mobility Products Corporation and Quantum Rehab are pleased to announce the acquisition of Kids UP, a pediatric seating and mobility company based in Belgrade, Montana. The acquisition provides clinician recognized complex pediatric rehab solutions to Quantum Rehab’s product offerings.
Kids UP was founded in 2005 based on a passion to provide life-changing seating and positioning technology to children. Their foundational belief and product development flows from the idea that children with disabilities don’t have to sacrifice good positioning in order to have the freedom to move, a principle that Quantum Rehab stands firmly behind.
“The acquisition of Kids UP as a division of Quantum Rehab is a very exciting venture for our organization,” said Scott Meuser, Pride Mobility’s Chairman and CEO. “Kids UP has very unique products for the pediatric population that have gained the reputation for changing the quality of life for children and their families. These products have positively touched so many lives and we look forward to building that momentum by adding their innovative technology to our family of rehab solutions.”
Kids UP products will be integrated into Quantum Rehab’s manual wheelchair offerings and further exemplifies Quantum’s commitment of serving the pediatric market. With Quantum Rehab support, the Kids UP manufacturing facility in Belgrade, Montana – now known as Quantum Montana – will handle all product quoting, ordering and shipping. Product innovations include Kids UP’s Reaction Dynamic Seating System, the Kids FAST Chair, the ROCK 2 Chair, the ROCK 3 Chair and LifeForm, a full line of positioning components.
“We’re excited that such innovative products and the Reaction Dynamic Seating System will continue to change the world of seating and positioning,” said Jay Brislin, MSPT, Director of Quantum Product & Clinical Development. “We believe that the Kids UP products are a perfect addition to Quantum Rehab’s already exceptional line of products and expect that our combined customer focus and strength in research and design will provide some very exciting products in the future.”
Pride Mobility Products® Corp. is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of mobility products including Jazzy® Power Chairs, Pride® Scooters, Pride® Lift Chairs, and Pride™ Lifts and Ramps. Quantum® Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility, manufactures innovative, complex rehab solutions. The company, headquartered in Exeter, Pa., also has operations in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Pride Mobility is dedicated to providing expertly designed, engineered, and tested products incorporating technologically innovative, intelligent features enabling end-users to achieve their mobility goals.