Deal Expands VMI’s Retail and Commercial Product Lines
Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Revability, a division of specialty vehicle manufacturer REV Group, Inc. (NYSE: REVG). Revability designs and manufactures wheelchair accessible vehicles for commercial and personal use, giving VMI a more diversified product line to offer to the mobility industry.
VMI will continue to operate Revability’s manufacturing plant located in Clarkston, Michigan under the Revability name and will transition the remaining mobility manufacturing to VMI’s plant in Phoenix, AZ. This move aligns with the company’s commitment to support the growth of its retail dealers. By expanding its product portfolio, VMI will enable dealers to offer more choices to consumers with accessible transportation needs. This move also supports VMI’s growth in the commercial market space.
“We are proud to add the talented associates and Revability brand and products to our portfolio of customer offerings,” said Mark Shaughnessy, CEO of VMI. “This is an important move as our organization continues to take steps to satisfy the needs of our retail and commercial customers.”
The acquisition of Revability is the latest action in VMI’s plan to expand its product line to serve a wider range of customers seeking vehicles for personal and commercial use. In October 2017, VMI purchased AMS Vans, Inc., an Atlanta company providing economy priced wheelchair accessible van conversions for consumers.
“We are excited for the opportunity to bring VMI, Revability and AMS Vans under one inclusive tent so we can provide more options through sales channels in which customers want to buy,” said Charlie Treadwell, Vice President of Marketing. “We chose to join forces with Revability and AMS Vans because they reflect VMI’s commitment to empower people with disabilities by giving them more options to improve their independent lifestyles.”
“Revability is a great fit with VMI. With our complementary products and distribution channels, we will combine to provide customers with more product choices, better service and responsive teams from coast to coast,” said Chuck Fortinberry, Revability Vice-President & General Manager.
VMI’s expanded product line now offers more retail and commercial vehicle options in side and rear-entry conversions on Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan and Honda Pilot chassis, as well as platform lifts and ramps on Ram Promaster and Ford Transit full-size vans. With the addition of Revability, customers now have even greater choices in ADA compliant vehicles, flexible seating for multiple wheelchairs, power or manual ramps, and in-floor or fold-out ramp systems.
Vantage Mobility International (VMI) is a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles built on Toyota, Honda, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) chassis. The company has advanced the mobility industry for 30 years with a robust portfolio of minivan and SUV conversions as well as platform lifts. VMI, based in Phoenix, Arizona, has also been awarded the prestigious Toyota Gold Certificate for Quality and its manufacturing facility utilizes Six Sigma techniques to employ continuous process improvements and deliver high quality products for personal use and commercial applications. For more information, visit www.vmivans.com.
Revability, Inc. is a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles for commercial and personal use. The company is widely known for designing innovative products that connect with customers who require reliable, accessible transportation. Our specialty in the accessible vehicle market is a result of combined expertise between well-known industry brands, El Dorado and AutoAbility. Revability’s product line-up includes lowered floor minivans with both rear and side-entry options and full-size vans equipped with high-capacity wheelchair platform lifts. We offer the industry’s broadest choices in ADA compliant accessible vehicle solutions. For more information, visit www.revability.com.
About AMS Vans
AMS Vans is America’s Mobility Superstore, a national wheelchair accessible van dealer and manufacturer with a mission to deliver the industry’s best adaptable vehicles and mobility equipment that meets the unique needs of our customers at a price they can afford. With over 20 years of dedicated service to helping thousands of amazing people realize true mobility freedom, the AMS Vans nationwide family is growing every day. For more information about AMS Vans, visit www.amsvans.com
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