Phoenix, Arizona (November 1, 2021) – Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with FR Conversions, a leading second stage manufacturer of retail and commercial products. The partnership includes exclusive representation of FR Conversions’ retail accessible vehicle products.
Under this new partnership, VMI will offer an expanded portfolio of accessible vehicle solutions to customers through more than 300 VMI authorized dealerships in the United States and Canada. FR Conversions products are thoughtfully designed, crash tested, and built in an advanced, quality-controlled manufacturing facility.
With the addition of products designed and built, in partnership with FR Conversions, VMI will offer a truly comprehensive product line that’s readily available. VMI’s lineup of wheelchair vans includes vehicles with power and manual conversions, in-floor and fold-out ramps, and entry options from the side or rear of the vehicle. VMI is known in the mobility industry for innovating the first in-floor ramp system that raised the bar in the mobility industry, and it continues to make it possible for consumers to demand the freedom of choice.
“The spirit of innovation at VMI stems from the desire to create solutions for our customers,” said Mark Shaughnessy, CEO at VMI. “Our solutions aren’t just limited to product features. As accomplished with the recent introduction of the industry’s first all-wheel drive Toyota Hybrid, we are solving for bringing more choices to consumers with disabilities. We are excited to offer consumers a broader selection of products through VMI’s distribution channels thanks to the products expertly designed and engineered by FR Conversions.”
“FR Conversions has excelled as a second stage manufacturer with proven design and engineering muscle behind every product we build. Our partnership with VMI allows us to continue delivering what we’re known for while expanding our opportunities to meet the needs of the physically challenged,” said Eliyahu Rosenbloom, President and CEO of FR Conversions.
Full terms of the partnership agreement have not been disclosed.
Vantage Mobility International (VMI) is a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles built on Toyota, Honda, and Stellantis chassis. The company has advanced the mobility industry for over 30 years with a robust portfolio of minivan conversions as well as platform lifts. VMI, based in Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded the prestigious Toyota Gold Certificate for Quality. 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.
About FR Conversions
FR Conversions is a manufacturer driven by innovations through design, engineering, and a disciplined manufacturing process. It is an authorized second stage manufacturer for Stellantis, is a partner in the Ford program and also converts Toyota chassis. Located in Westminster, Maryland, FR Conversions is known for simple product designs that ensure manufacturing consistency to exact specifications, resulting in reliable, cost-effective accessible transportation solutions for personal and commercial use. For more information about FR Conversions, visit www.frconversions.com.
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